June, 2016 History

A billboard shows the founder of the Islamic revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Saeed Kamali Dehghan in London and David Smith in Washington

Documents seen by BBC suggest Carter administration paved way for Khomeini to return to Iran by holding the army back from launching a military coup.
Iranian leaders have reacted with fury to reports that newly declassified US diplomatic cables revealed extensive contacts between Ayatollah Khomeini and the Carter administration just weeks ahead of Iran’s Islamic revolution.

Settler Refael Morris stands at an observation point overlooking the West Bank village of Duma
As it enters its 50th anniversary year, the Six Day War looms, for better and worse, as the most pivotal moment in the state’s history. ‘You say you want peace,” said Lyndon Johnson to Levi Eshkol, “but actually you just want a piece of this and a piece of that.”

 Civilian Agency Records
State Department and Foreign Affairs Records

Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State (RG 84)

Turkey began World War II bound to Great Britain and France by the military alliance of October 1939, moved to non-belligerency in June 1940 after the fall of France, and adopted a policy of "active neutrality" in the spring of 1941 after German occupation of the Balkans and the conclusion of a German-Turkish Treaty of Friendship on June 18, 1941.

Europe, History, Turkey