3 Oct 1939

  • Sir Hughe Knatchbull-Hugessen, the British ambassador in Ankara, Turkey, telegraphed London with the main points that Adolf Hitler intended to cover in a speech dealing with his peace proposals. His source was the Dutch ambassador in Ankara who, in turn, was quoting a rumour started by the Geerman ambassador, Franz von Papen. ww2dbase [Ankara | AC]
24 Oct 1943

  • Afghanistan and the Republic of China signed a friendly treaty in Ankara, Turkey. ww2dbase [Ankara | CPC]
7 Nov 1944

  • Colonel Otto Hatz, Hungarian military attaché to Ankara, Turkey, defected to the Soviets, bringing with him documents about the Hungarian Army and fortifications on the Danube River. In retaliation the Germans would put his parents and brother in a concentration camp, where his mother would die. ww2dbase [Ankara | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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