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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 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.