Author(s): Ulvi KESER
Turkey, even if it seemed to be actually out of the war, has experienced, and suffered the difficulties of Second World War such as economic problems mostly and closely. Turkey was the only and single country which tried to help and did its best for Greece at all cost, and Turkish humanitarian assistance to Greece which was firstly invaded by Italy, and then by German military forces, the economical hardships in Turkey as well as the the efforts of imperial countries to involve Turkey in the war all cause the country to get a hard period. In addition to all these above-mentioned, the problems such as the dwelling and the nutrition of the refugees being both military personnel and civilian people from the warring countries, helping the foreign POWs, POW change are between those Turkey has carried out during WWII period. The fact that Turkey has had such a responsibility to be an envoy for the POW change programs led the warring parties to appreciate Turkey a lot.