Frontier is an almost direct line drawn from Taba, near the head of the Gulf of Akaba, the eastern of the two gulfs into which the Red Sea divides, to the Mediterranean at Raf a ~n.
This baseless report led to what is known as the Taba incident (see below).
The Taba incident, to which reference has been made, arose in the beginning of 1906 over the claim of the sultan of Turkey to jurisdiction in the Sinai peninsula.
A small Egyptian force was then directed to occupy Taba, a port- near Akaba but on the western side of the gulf.
Before this force could reach Taba that place had been seized by the Turkish commandant at Akaba.
I The Turkish troops were withdrawn from Taba, and the delimitation of the frontier was undertaken by a joint Turco-Egyptian commission.