On February 28 in Ankara, the Treaty of Friendship and Assistance between Yugoslavia, Greece, and Turkey was signed by the Foreign Ministers of the three contracting states. Known formally as the Treaty of Ankara, and normally referred to in published accounts as the Balkan Pact, the text did not include the provision advocated by the Yugoslavs for the appending to the treaty of any tripartite military agreements subsequently to be negotiated by the three parties. The treaty was to enter into force upon ratification by the three signatories. The Greek and Yugoslav Parliaments ratified the treaty on March 23, the Turkish Parliament on May 18. For text of the treaty, see Documents (R.I.I.A.) for 1953, page 271.