Spyridon Sfetas

Aristotle University


The Legacy of the Treaty of Lausanne in the Light of Greek-Turkish Relations in the Twentieth Century: Greek Perceptions of the Treaty of Lausanne

Abstract: The Treaty of Lausanne and the compulsory exchange of populations between Greece and Turkey became the basis both for the reorientation of their foreign policies and for the establishment of close relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries. But the Cyprus question and the Aegean conflict affected bilateral relations. It had a negative impact on the Treaty of Lausanne.

Keywords: Muslim minority, Christians in Turkey, Turkish identity, Greeks in Istanbul, Cyprus issue, Aegean islands, Western Thrace


DOI: 10.2298/BALC1546195S