Treaty of Lausanne: International conference for the 100th anniversary of the signing

Treaty of Lausanne

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) are co-organising next week an International Conference on the "Treaty of Lausanne".

The 100 years since the signing of the Treaty of Lausanne offer the opportunity for an in-depth international interdisciplinary dialogue on the Treaty and its predictions, on its importance today and on its contribution to the development of Greece-Turkey relations, as well as international politics correlations in the wider area.

There will be two days of discussions with 10 thematic panels covering the past, present and future of the Treaty and 43 speakers from Greece and Abroad. The Conference will be in English and will take place next week, on Monday and Tuesday, June 12-13, 2023.

The opening ceremony will take place on Monday 12 June at 10.00 am. in the Great Hall of the University of Athens (main building, 30 Panepistimo, 10679 Athens).

The President of the Republic Mrs. Katerina Sakellaropoulou will honor the opening ceremony of the conference with her presence and will address a greeting.

The Conference is held under the auspices of S.A. of the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

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The 1923 Treaty of Lausanne was the last of the peace settlements negotiated at the end of the First World War, and the only one to endure to this day. It brokered peace between Turkey and the “Allied and Associated Powers”: Britain, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Romania and Yugoslavia.

Just a few years earlier the defeated Ottoman Empire’s two allied empires of Germany and Austro-Hungary had been presented with a dictated peace at Versailles, Saint-Germain and Trianon. Like them, so the Ottomans were loaded with war guilt, reparations, and massive losses of territory.

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