Treaty of Lausanne - Συνθήκη της Λωζάνης
Lausanne, Treaty of, 1922–23. The peace treaty (see Sèvres, Treaty of)
imposed by the Allies on the Ottoman Empire after World War I had
virtually destroyed Turkey as a national state. The treaty was not
recognized by the nationalist government under Mustafa Kemal Pasha
(later known as Atatürk). After the nationalist victory over the Greeks and
the overthrow of the sultan, Kemal's government was in a position to
request a new peace treaty. Accordingly, the signatories of the Treaty of
Sèvres and delegates of the USSR (excluded from the previous treaty)
met at Lausanne, Switzerland. After lengthy negotiations a peace treaty
was signed in 1923. Turkey recovered E Thrace, several Aegean islands,
a strip along the Syrian border, the Smyrna district, and the
internationalized Zone of the Straits, which, however, was to remain
demilitarized and remain subject to an international convention (see
Dardanelles). Turkey recovered full sovereign rights over all its territory,
and foreign zones of influence and capitulations (see Ottoman Empire)
were abolished. Outside the Zone of the Straits, no limitation was
imposed on the Turkish military establishment. No reparations were
exacted. In return, Turkey renounced all claims on former Turkish
territories outside its new boundaries and undertook to guarantee the
rights of its minorities. A separate agreement between Greece and
Turkey provided for the compulsory exchange of minorities.
Just a thought
Imagine for a minute about the exchange of minorities or the more commonly
heard "exchange of population".
Now chew on this: Imagine the U.S.A., or Canada, or where ever you live right
this minute goes to war and the Military comes knocking on your door saying,
"we are sending you back to your homeland - Greece." Think about that, 'back
to your homeland'. Is not your homeland the place your were born and raised.
Our forefathers thought so too.

Read the entire
Treaty of Lausanne here.
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Ιστορία του Πόντου - History of Pontos
Cities, Areas, Names, People
and more! Try it.

Short Synopsis of the
Pontian-Greek History
Dr. Konstantinos Fotiadis
Professor of History at the
University of Thessaloniki and the
Pedagogic College Florina

Pontian Chronicle
A brief timetable of events that
Shaped Pontian History
Page 181 - "The Pontian
Question in the United Nations"
Michalis Charalambidis
Published by Pontian Society of
Thessaloniki <<Euxinos Leschi>>

από τον Θεοφάνη Μαλκίδη
Μέρος της ομιλίας του Θ. Μαλκίδη
στην εκδήλωση του Συλλόγου
Ποντίων Νταχάου για την ημέρα
μνήμης της γενοκτονίας του
Ποντιακού Ελληνισμού. Γερμανία
19 Μαΐου 2002.

Σύντομο Ιστορικό
για τον Πόντο
Σίμος Λιανίδης

Η Δημοκρατία του Πόντου

Ο μονοκέφαλος αετός
Κωνσταντίνος Χιονίδης
Καθηγητής ιατρικής
Πανεπιστημίου Βοστόνης Η.Π.Α.
Τεύχος 49, Μάρτιος - Απρίλιος

Treaty of Laussane
The explanation of the treaty that
made a significant impact on the
Hellenic People of Asia Minor.
Original treaty can be read
through the link provided.

Black Sea (Pontus
Geografical and Historical
"Black Sea," Microsoft® Encarta®
Online Encyclopedia 2005

Γενικές Πλυροφορίες
Ονομασία, έκταση, πληθυσμός
Λοιπά γεωγραφικά στοιχεία.
Δημογραφικά στοιχεία.
Ιστορικά στοιχεία.

The Roman Times
During the times of Roman
Trapezous Newsletter 1988
Constantine Hionides, M.D.
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