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Treaty Revisionism in Turkey’s foreign policy – a threat to the security of Greece and the European Union
Treaty Revisionism in Turkey’s foreign policy – a threat to the security of Greece and the European Union

Author(s): Artur Adamczyk
Subject(s): International relations/trade, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Instytut Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej
Keywords: Turkey; Greece; Treaty of Lausanne; foreign policy; European security

Summary/Abstract: Turkey’s current foreign policy is based on the slogans of the revision of the Lausanne Treaty of 1923, which established the external borders of the Turkish state. The revision demands of this treaty are particularly dangerous to the security of Greece and the territorial integrity of this country. Turkey questions the limits of the continental shelf, the exclusive economic zone, the territorial sea and airspace of Greece. Since the mid-1990s, Turkey has also begun to question the Greekness of the Aegean islands. The danger of an outbreak of conflict between Greece and Turkey in the Aegean Sea may lead to the renewal of conflicts in the Balkans and thus to the decreased security of other European Union countries.

  • Issue Year: 16/2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 147-165
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: English