It was Britain, France and Russia who were given control of the declining empire. It was they who were free to decide on state boundaries within the different areas<quoted text>The Ottoman Empire was not conquered by the French or the British ! Britain was just successeful in turning the Arabs against the Turks which lead to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and then put in Arab dictators to become Britains porn stars .
Britain was allocated control of areas roughly comprising the coastal strip between the sea and River Jordan, Jordan, southern Iraq, and a small area including the ports of Haifa and Acre, to allow access to the Mediterranean.
France was allocated control of south-eastern Turkey, northern Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.
Russia was to get Istanbul, the Turkish Straits and the Ottoman Armenian vilayets.
Which ever way your want to spin it the Ottoman empire was dismantled by the above powers.