By Edmond Y. Azadian
World War I came to an end through the pact of Mudros signed between the British Empire on behalf of the Allies and the representatives of the Ottoman Empire on October 30, 1918. Mudros was an armistice; negotiations towards a treaty took two years and by the end of that period, the Treaty of Sevres (August 10, 1920) was worked out. The intention of the Allies was twofold: to liberate all enslaved nations from six centuries that kept peoples in tyranny and to carve out zones of influence for themselves.
The Treaty of Sevres allocated an additional piece of territory to Armenia almost twice the size of the Republic of Armenia, with access to the sea at the Port of Trabizond (Trabzon).
Articles 62, 63 and 64 of the above treaty created an independent state for the Kurds in the Villayet of Mosul.