30th Oct 1918: Turkey signs Armistice with Allies

Turkey agreed to the terms of a separate armistice which was signed by the Ottoman Minister of Marine Affairs Rauf Bey and the British Admiral Somerset Arthur Gough-Calthorpe. It was signed on board HMS Agamemnon in Mudros Harbour on the Greek Island of Lemnos. Hostilities were to cease at noon on the following day. The armistice was followed by the occupation of Constantinople (Istanbul) and the subsequent partitioning of the Ottoman Empire.

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