Under its conditions, France would be allocated the Adana region, while Italy would receive the rest of South-West Anatolia, including Izmir (Smyrna). In 1919, Greek Prime Minister Eleutherios Venizélos, in obtaining the authorization of the Paris peace conference for Greece to occupy Izmir, highlighted the provisions of the agreement despite Italian opposition. “If an agreement were to be reached at the peace conference, so that the three powers would not be able to participate in the participation, on the whole or in part, of the desatogens of the territories considered in the aforementioned agreement, an agreement would be reached on compensation, because of the power to settle for only one sphere of influence. to compensate for the difference between such a simple sphere of influence (which can be recognized by Turkey and the Allies or only by allies) and true territorial property. The war was not yet won, but the Allies agreed on a division of the post-war Ottoman Empire. Constantinople and the Strait were promised to Russia, while the Sykes-Picot agreement dismembered the Middle East between Britain and France. Under its conditions, France would be allocated the Adana region, while Italy would receive the rest of South-West Anatolia, including Izmir (Smyrna). The agreement was approved (August 18 to September 26, 1917) by the three powers, subject to the agreement of Russia, which was not represented in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne because of the collapse of the tsarist regime. The British and French governments added to the proposed Italian zone of influence a number of conditions that had not been discussed between the Prime Ministers at the 19 April conference. Italian Foreign Minister Sonnino protested that the Sykes-Picot agreement did not contain such conditions.  These discussions lasted until a series of discussions in early August and a final meeting of premiers on August 7.
 To clearly understand the purpose of this conference, it should be recalled that the so-called London Agreement of 26 April 1915 between Italy, France, the United Kingdom and Russia promised Italy a fair share of Turkey`s division in Asia. Italy was to obtain territory in the vicinity of Adalia, where it had already acquired rights and interests under an Anglo-Italian contract. At the same time, Russian claims to Constantinople had already been discussed between France and Great Britain, and talks between the two governments had resulted in the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 9 May 1916.46 “It goes without saying that, when peace is declared, all or part of the agreement between France, Britain, Italy and Russia, with regard to the elimination of parts of the Ottoman Empire , is in the process of being implemented. , none or more of these powers can be fully recognized, and the interests of the powers concerned will again be taken into account. The Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne Agreement was an agreement between France, Italy and the United Kingdom, signed in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne on 26 April 1917 and approved from 18 August to 26 September 1917.