1 FEBRUARY 1919, Page 23

The Turkish Problem. By Count Leon Ostrorog. Translated by Winifred

Stephens. (Chatto and Windus. 6s. net.)—This book was written in 1915 for French readers. Since then the fate of Turkey has been decided, but the author's vivacious account of the Turkish problem is of course unaffected by the passage of a few years, except that Russian designs on Con. stantinople no longer trouble us. In his Introduction the author asserts that British and French influence was increasing In Turkey before the war, and that this was one of the reasons which induced the Kaiser to precipitate the war. He emphasizes " the popularity and influence at the Porte of the then British ambassador, Sir Louis Mallet."