Auguste Sarrou
Son of a French tradesman, Auguste Sarrou (1874-1968) attended the Lycée Saint- Benoit d’Istanbul, and worked in an international mission tasked with the structuring of the Ottoman Gendarmerie and later, directly for the Ottoman government. He was part of Franklin Bouillon’s committee for the Ankara Treaty in 1921 and retired as the Military Attaché of the French Embassy to the Turkish Republic. The collection comprises the reports he wrote in Syria during the First World War and the French translations of the press clippings he collated during his time at the embassy in Ankara.