Day: June 10, 2016

Why didn’t Turkey claim any Greeks island near their shores?

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Posted in categories: History, Modern Greek

They did: Imbros and Tenedos. Like the other islands, they were substantially ethnic Greek, but they remained in Turkey under the Treaty of Lausanne, presumably because of their strategic importance outside the Dardanelles. Of the other Aegean islands near the shores of Turkey, the islands from Samos up were ceded to Greece by the Ottoman […]