Since the start of the 19th century, the Esatern Question became a core issue for the European imperialism. As it focused on the destruction of the Ottoman Empire, this issue continued to be a major concern for the Allied Powers during the Great War. In this regard secret agreements were signed among the Allied powers during this war. Amongst this was the Sykes-Picot agreement with which the Middle East was divided according to imperialistic designs of the European powers. They not only created an artificial jewish state but also destroyed the political and geographic unity of the Middle East. It also became a hub of many problems and crises in the region fort the forthcoming decades.