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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • October 09, 1944

    Record of Meeting at the Kremlin, Moscow, 9 October 1944, at 10 p.m.

    Churchill, Eden, Stalin, and Molotov discuss the leadership in Poland, Britains interests in Greece and Hong Kong, the actions of Romania and Bulgaria during the war, Turkey, the need for the Great Powers to exert influence on the Balkans to prevent small wars, the leadership of Italy, interests in Bulgaria and Romania, the dividing of Germany and Germany's future, and the American plans in the war against Japan.

  • November 09, 1944

    Letter No. 402 from L.D. Wilgress, Canadian Embassy, Moscow, to the Secretary of State for External Affairs, W.L. Mackenzie King

    The Canadian Ambassador to the Soviet Union, L.D. Wilgress, thoroughly reviews Soviet foreign policy in Europe, Asia, and in Latin America and its relations with the United States and the United Kingdom. Wilgress optimistically concludes that "the Soviet Government are desirous of co-operating fully with the other great powers."

  • February 11, 1945

    Yalta Conference Agreement, Declaration of a Liberated Europe

    The text of the agreements reached at the Yalta (Crimea) Conference between President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill and Generalissimo Stalin.

  • March 12, 1947

    Truman Doctrine, 'Recommendations for Assistance to Greece and Turkey'

    Truman's speech to Congress in which he laid the foundations of the Truman Doctrine by stating that the United States would support Greece and Turkey in order to prevent them from under the sway of the Soviet Union. This speech is often cited as the beginning of the Cold War, and US containment policy.

  • 1949

    The Kurds and the Russians

    Document describes a meeting between a Russian official and an unnamed Kurdish man who is a Kurdish nationalist. They exchange information on 'army secrets.'

  • 1949

    Turkish Activities

    Report on Turkish intelligence activities in Lebanon.

  • April 23, 1949

    Untitled report on Turkey

    Reports of Soviet spying on Turkish and United States military activity in Iskenderun, Turkey.

  • June 13, 1949

    Turkish Communist Activities

    The Journalist Informer meets with a reporter from Yeni i┼čil, a Turkish-language communist newspaper.

  • June 17, 1949

    Untitled report on the Turkish Legation in Syria

    The Turkish government is very interested in events in Syria.

  • June 24, 1949

    Turkish Movements in Lebanon

    Report on a meeting between a Turkish diplomat and members of the 'Arab Union' party regarding the party's intentions in Arab countries and Turkey.

  • June 27, 1949

    Untitled report on the Turkish movement against Communism

    A memo detailing communist activities indicates Russian ties in Beirut, smuggling along the Syrian-Turkish border, and Russian contact with the Kurdish Democratic Party.

  • July 18, 1949

    An Escapee Yugoslav Diplomat

    Report from Ankara regarding the defection of the second secretary of the Yugoslav legation.

  • August 03, 1949

    Untitled report on Soviet interests in the Middle East

    The Russian Commission is showing interest in the Middle East, especially in Turkish-Syrian collaboration and American and British support for a Turkish fight against communism.

  • August 08, 1949

    Untitled report on a meeting of Communist parties

    A meeting of Communist Parties endorses future activities and plans to counter Turkish, Syrian, and other regional anti-communist plans.

  • August 08, 1949

    Czech Diplomat

    Report on the movements of a Czech diplomat, information from the Czech legation in Beirut that confirms that he is attempting to defect.

  • August 11, 1949

    France, Lebanon, and Syria

    Report regarding the French-Turkish relationship, the French ask Turkey for help in Lebanon and Syria.

  • August 18, 1949

    Kurdish Activities against Turkey

    Report regarding the distribution of posters by a new Kurdish party in eastern Turkey.

  • 1950

    Distribution of the Kurdish People

    Demographic report on the Kurds in Syria, Iraq and Turkey.

  • December 28, 1950

    Untitled report about Turkey

    Report on Turkish collaboration with Arab countries in a common defense against Russia and Turkish journalists acting as Israeli agents.

  • 1951

    Kurdish Parties and Societies

    Document describes several Kurdish political parties including the Kurdish communists. Describes their political goals, their leadership, and their influence.