Turkey Demands Change in Border Treaty With Greece

Turkey has provoked Greece yet again by calling for a renegotiation of the Lausanne Treaty of 1923, which has established the borders between the two countries.

Turkey has provoked Greece yet again by calling for a renegotiation of the Lausanne Treaty of 1923, which has established the borders between the two countries.

The demand of Turkey was made in the context of the exploratory contacts between Ankara and Athens which could start early next year.

Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez has included the issue of changing the Lausanne Treaty as one of the bilateral issues that ought to be discussed.

Greek government spokesman Stelios Petsas claimed that “there is a framework, it is clear and it is that of exploratory contacts.”

“We have one difference which is the delimitation of the sea zones. We hope that Turkey will stop the provocative actions and provocative statements and catch the thread from where it was cut in March 2016.” Petsas said.

Petsas added that resolving this issue will be not only “for the benefit of the peoples of the two countries but also of for the peoples of the Eastern Mediterranean.”


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