30 For the settlement of Muslim migrants, see Kaiser (2006: 64-66). California law excludes gross income, interest collected by those persecuted by the regime that controlled the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923, or by the heirs or estate of the person. Enter interest in schedule CA (540 or 540NR), line 8, column B. Among many agreements was a separate agreement with the United States, the Chester concession. In the United States, the treaty was rejected by several political groups, including the Committee against the Treaty of Lausanne (COLT), and on January 18, 1927, the U.S. Senate refused to ratify the treaty by 50 votes to 34, six votes less than the two-thirds requested by the Constitution.  As a result, Turkey cancelled the concession.  In the absence of an agreement within one year of the entry into force of the peace treaty signed today, the parties will adopt the provisions relating to both accounting and adjustment of concessions, which are deemed appropriate and fair by two experts and which will be appointed by the parties within two months of the expiry of the aforementioned one-year period. In the event of disagreement, these experts will be selected within two months by the Turkish government from a list of three persons, nationals of countries not involved in the 1914-1918 war, drawn up by the head of the Federal Department of Public Works.
After the total collapse of the Ottoman government, its representatives signed in 1920 the Treaty of Sevres, which would have divided much of the territory of present-day Turkey between France, the United Kingdom, Greece and Italy. Turkey`s war of independence forced Western European powers to return to the negotiating table before the treaty could be ratified. The Western Europeans and the Grand National Assembly of Turkey signed and ratified in 1923 the new Treaty of Lausanne, which replaced the Treaty of Sevres and agreed on most territorial issues. An unresolved issue, the dispute between the Kingdom of Iraq and the Republic of Turkey over the former province of Mosul, was then negotiated under the aegis of the League of Nations in 1926. The British and French divided Greater Syria into the Sykes-Picot agreement. Other secret agreements have been concluded with Italy and Russia.  The Balfour Declaration encouraged the international Zionist movement to work for a Jewish homeland in Palestine. While Russia was part of the Triple Agreement, it also had war agreements that prevented it from participating in the partition of the Ottoman Empire after the Russian Revolution. The Treaty of Sevres officially recognized the new mandates of the League of Nations in the region, the independence of Yemen and British sovereignty over Cyprus.
Brian Kabateck, an Armenian-born lawyer representing the plaintiffs, said the deal was a step toward U.S. profits.
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