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Sykes-Picot: a secret understanding between the governments of  Britain  and  France , with the  assent of  Russia , defining their respective spheres of influence and control in  west Asia after the expected downfall of the  Ottoman Empire  during  World War I By the terms of the agreement, Britain reserved the area which became  Transjordan , France was to get  Iraq  (other than Mosul and its district),  Syria  and  Cilicia Russia  was to get  Constantinople  and the  Ottoman Armenian  vilayets. November  1915  by the French diplomat  François Georges-Picot  and Briton  Mark   Sykes . Britain was allocated control of areas roughly comprising  Jordan Iraq  and  a small area around  Haifa , to allow access to a Mediterranean port. France was  allocated control of south-eastern  Turkey , northern Iraq,  Syria  and  Lebanon . The  controlling powers were left free to decide on state boundaries within these 
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