Hello. I have a question that I havn't been able to find an answer for. To what extent was Turkey involved in WW2? I know that they joined the war on February 23 1945 which was ten days after Russia captured Budapest in Hungary. Around this time the allies had reached as far as the Rhine. It seems from this statement alone that they were only voicing support for the allies who seemed like they were going to win anyway, however, Istanbul seems like it would be in an important place to take supplies through since it is the shortest land route to Europe from East Africa and the Middle East. Because of what seems to be a strategic position, they must have had some kind of deal with the allies to at least allow supplies to pass through. Perhaps they contributed some of their own goods?