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Mukhtar Pasha Proposal for the Egyptian-Ottoman Border (1892)

A proposal submitted to the Egyptian and British governments in 1892 by Mukhtar Pasha, the Ottoman representative in Cairo, as to the border between Egypt and the Ottoman Empire. The proposal suggested that the border run from Rafah to Suez and hence to Aqaba, leaving about one-third of the Sinai Peninsula in Ottoman hands. The rejection of this proposal eventually led to the Rafah-Suez line becoming the effective border, and a similar line was formally agreed on in 1906.