President Pavlopoulos to Erdogan: Treaty of Lausanne ‘Finally and Irrevocably’ Determined Both Greece’

President Pavlopoulos to Erdogan: Treaty of Lausanne ‘Finally and Irrevocably’ Determined Both Greece’

“The rhetoric of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan directly or indirectly undermines the Treaty of Lausanne and the Greek-Turkish relations as well as the EU-Turkey relations,” Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos said on Tuesday at a ceremony for his declaration as honorary citizen of Edessa, northern Greece. “Greece has always supported the constitutional legitimacy in Turkey; we wish to have good neighborly relations. Greece is Turkey’s gateway to Europe,” he underlined and added: “That means that we respect both history and international law. And it is known that the Treaty of Lausanne finally and irrevocably has not only determined Greece’s borders with Turkey but also Europe’s borders with Turkey because Greece’s borders are also EU borders, since according to European law, the EU borders are also the borders of the member states.” “Turkey,” said Pavlopoulos, “must…

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