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Why did turkey get involved in world war 1?


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April 20, 2010 12:17AM

The Ottoman Empire signed a secret treaty with Germany in August 1914 against a common Russian enemy.

The Ottoman Empire which had been neutral during the first few months of the war, finally came out on the side of the Central powers (Germany and Austria-Hungary) after giving refuge to the German battlecruiser SMS Goeben and the light cruiser SMS Breslau.