Starting from the Treaty of London in 1913, the militarization of the eastern Aegean islands was restricted and their demilitarized status was confirmed with the signing of the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923. The Lausanne pact established a political balance between the two countries by harmonizing vital interests, including those in the Aegean. The 1947 Treaty of Paris, which ceded the Dodecanese islands from Italy to Greece, also confirmed their demilitarized status.
“Turkey won’t renounce its rights in the Aegean and won’t back down from using rights that are established by international agreements when it comes to arming islands,” Erdogan insisted.
The Efes-2022 drills have been underway near Izmir since May 20. More than 10,000 troops from Turkey and 37 other countries have taken part in them.
In an effort to increase the wider public’s awareness of Turkish revisionism, the attached maps depict in a vivid and irrefutable way the Turkish illegal unilateral actions and claims.
The maps begin chronologically with the status quo enshrined in the Lausanne (1923) and Paris (1947) Treaties.
Dendias expressed his regret for the hostile approach and false allegations promoted by Ankara against his country, accusing the latter of ignoring the rights of Crete by signing the Memorandum of Understanding with Libya, saying that its legal status is similar to Greece’s “assumed” signing of an “assumed” agreement with Spain that ignores Italy’s presence in the middle between the two countries.
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