On Monday, January 24, 2011 Dr. Murat Ozyuksel, Manoogian Simone Foundation Visiting Scholar, presented a lecture entitled “German Penetration into the Ottoman Empire through the Baghdad Railway.” Ozyuksel highlighted several aspects of the relationship between Germany and the Ottoman Empire and how they evolved from the relationship surrounding the railways. The analysis further contextualized the political, economic and military implications for pre-war Great Powers and their spheres of influence.

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