“The Lausanne Treaty is not an indisputable text, it is not holy. Of course we will discuss it; we will attempt to find a better solution. They should not find a fault with us for we have given our word to the nation. We will dispute all stipulations (of the treaty).” For one more time, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan challenged the Lauzanne Treaty and made it official: renegotiation of the Treaty of 1923 that marked the boundaries of modern Turkey.
“The future must be planned on the basis of a profound analysis of history, Turkey will built itself a bigger country with the help of Allah,” Erdogan told the members of the new Security Council in Ankara.
He emphasized that the Lausanne Treaty under which 3 million sq km of Ottoman lands were reduced to 780,000 sq km.
“And this happened in Lausanne, under our very noses. They took so much land away from us and, yet, some people found a reason to be proud of this. What were we, what have we become, what will we be? This is a very important question for us,” he pointed out.
more on Turkey – Erdogan and the Lausanne Treaty here.
Now some mean Greeks claim that Erdogan puts the Lausanne on the agenda due to the deadlocked Cyprus issue. But Greeks love to give ‘excuses’ why Ankra does this or that,
PS just wondering at which international level, body or institution Erdogan will push for a Lausanne Treaty renegotiation. And with whom. Certainly, not with Greece.