Turkish troops enter Alexandretta, Northern Syria on 8/22/1938

Alexandrette 8/22/1938 World Photo ” Alexandretta, NOTHERN SYRIA- the scene as Turkish troops marched into the Sanjak (district) of Alexandretta recently to assure joint control with France of the strategic east Mediterranean area. The occupation of the Turks was in fulfilment of a Franco-Turkish friendship treaty signed for joined arms control of the area pending elections to determine whether the area will become Turkish or remain a part of French Mandate”