They refuse aid with its construction. The Baghdad Railway was intended to connect Konya and Bagdad by a 1,600 km line through modern-day Turkey, Syria and Iraq.
Editors. "Britain and France refuse to support Baghdad Railway". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=11716, accessed 22 May 2013.]