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Chanak crisis

Chanak crisis  

September–October 1922.Turkish nationalists under Mustapha Kemal were unhappy about the loss of territory to Greece under the Sèvres treaty of 1920. They expelled the Greeks from Smyrna by force in ...
Cyprus

Cyprus  

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A bitterly divided island that has rejected an opportunity for reunificationThe island of Cyprus has two main mountain ranges. The Kyrenian Mountains extend along the northern coast, while the ...
Greece

Greece  

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Greece has seen considerable benefits from EU membership but has now fallen deep into debtMost of Greece is mountainous. The mainland is dominated by the rugged Pindus Mountains, which extend from ...
Greece, relations with

Greece, relations with  

Although Greece was included in a number of grand tours, the extra distance and primitive conditions meant that it was less well known to British travellers than Italy. When the ...
Ismet Inönü

Ismet Inönü  

(b. 14 Sept. 1884, d. 25 Dec. 1973).Prime Minister of Turkey 1923–4, 1925–37, 1961–5; President of Turkey 1938–50 Born Mustafa Ismet in Izmir, he was commissioned into the Ottoman army in 1903. ...
Kemal Atatürk

Kemal Atatürk  

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(1881–1938)Turkish general and statesman, President (1923–38). Leader of the postwar Turkish Nationalist Party, he was elected President of a provisional government in 1920. With the official ...
Kurdistan

Kurdistan  

OverviewA state for the Kurdish nation which has not yet been established. The Kurds inhabit the border region of Turkey (around eleven million people, or 20 per cent of the population), Iran (around ...
Lausanne, Treaty of

Lausanne, Treaty of   Reference library

Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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On 24 July 1923, two major agreements were concluded at Lausanne. (1) The Treaty of Peace between the British

Macedonia

Macedonia  

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Macedonia avoided the worst of the Balkan wars, but has persistent ethnic tensionsThis landlocked country is largely mountainous. In the past it was also heavily forested, and though forests remain, ...
Mavrommatis Jerusalem Concessions Case

Mavrommatis Jerusalem Concessions Case  

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(Greece v. United Kingdom) (1924, 1925, and 1927) P.C.I.J., Ser. A, Nos. 2, 5, and 11. Mavrommatis, a Greek national, was in 1914 granted concessions by the Ottoman authorities for ...
Montreux Convention

Montreux Convention  

(20 July 1936)Following Turkish fears that Mussolini was seeking to use Italy's bases in the Dodecanese to extend its colonies in Asia Minor, an international conference was held in Montreux. Turkey ...
Sovereignty over Various Red Sea Islands Arbitration

Sovereignty over Various Red Sea Islands Arbitration  

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(Eritrea v. Yemen) ( 1998 ) 22 R.I.A.A. 209. The dispute between Eritrea and Yemen over title to a group of islands in the Red Sea was submitted to arbitration ...
Treaty of Sèvres

Treaty of Sèvres  

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(1920)A treaty, part of the Versailles Peace Settlement, signed between the Allies and Turkey, effectively marking the end of the Ottoman empire. Adrianople and most of the hinterland to ...
Turks

Turks  

Archaic term for a member of the ruling Muslim population of the Ottoman Empire, or for a member of any of the ancient central Asian peoples who spoke Turkic languages, including the Seljuks and ...

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