Is It True That Ataturk Bought a Piece of Iran Only to Have Borders With Azerbaijan?

Hodja Effendi
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No, it is not accurate that Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founding leader of modern Turkey, bought a piece of Iran to establish borders with Azerbaijan. The borders between countries are typically established through treaties, agreements, or historical circumstances, and they're not a result of individual purchases.

The borders of modern nations, including Turkey, Iran and Azerbaijan, were defined through various historical, geopolitical, and diplomatic processes. The delineation of borders is a complex matter that involves multiple factors such as geography, demographics, cultural considerations, and historical agreements.

Turkey, Iran and Azerbaijan have their own historical and geopolitical contexts that shaped their borders, and these borders were not established through individual purchases by any leader or government figure. It's essential to rely on accurate historical and factual information when discussing geopolitical matters.

It is not true that Atatürk bought a piece of Iran only to have borders with Azerbaijan.

In 1921, Turkey and Iran signed the Treaty of Ankara, which established the current border between the two countries. The treaty also included a provision that allowed Turkey to build a railway through Iranian territory to connect Turkey and Azerbaijan.

The railway was built in the 1930s, and it played an important role in the development of relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan. However, Turkey did not buy any Iranian territory in order to build the railway.

It is possible that some people have claimed that Atatürk bought Iranian territory in order to have borders with Azerbaijan. This claim may be based on the fact that the Treaty of Ankara allowed Turkey to build a railway through Iranian territory. However, there is no evidence to support the claim that Atatürk actually bought any Iranian territory.

It is important to be critical of information that you see online, especially information that is controversial or sensational. If you see someone claiming that Atatürk bought Iranian territory in order to have borders with Azerbaijan, ask for evidence to support this claim.

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  1. I see...
    Thank you for sharing important and useful information....

    1. You are welcome Tanza. Thanks for your comments...

  2. Thank you, good to know. I love geopolitical stuff and this is something I didn't know.

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    1. Thank you Tanza.

      Your comment was just a reminder for me to share a new post. :)

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