To Build a Navy with the Help of Adversary: Italian-Turkish Naval Arms Trade, 1929-32

  title={To Build a Navy with the Help of Adversary: Italian-Turkish Naval Arms Trade, 1929-32},
  author={D. Barlas and S. G{\"u}venç},
  journal={Middle Eastern Studies},
  pages={143 - 169}
Italian-Turkish relations in the inter-war years oscillated between antagonism and friendship. In 1935, Turkish Foreign Minister Tevfik Ru tu Aras described the evaluation of Italian-Turkish relations in stages of 'warmth', 'cooling off' and 'frost'.I The 'warmth' in the relations came with Aras' meeting with Benito Mussolini in Milan in 1928. The 'cooling off' corresponded to the period between 1932 and 1934. The 'frost' set in with Mussolini's notorious speech on the future Italian expansion… Expand
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