Political map of South & Southwest Asia 10 August 1920 (Treaty of Sèvres): The seizure of Arab Syria (Franco-Syrian War) cemented France's claim to the region just in time for the Treaty of Sèvres the following month. Here much of the Ottoman Empire was partitioned among the British, French, Greeks, and Armenians. However in reality the Treaty was essentially worthless as it was the Turkish Nationalists (Turkish National Movement), not the Ottomans, who now ruled Turkey.