41279 - Greece and the 1947 Treaty of Paris

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Vicky Baklessi

No matter what is heard from Turkey’s part on the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne, what is important is the 1947 Treaty of Paris. Also the framework is clear for Castellorizo since it is described as one of the islands of Dodecanese that Italy grants to Greece in the Article 11 subparagraph 1. More specifically the official references to our islands is made with the following names: Stampalia (Astropalia), Rhodes (Rhodos), Calki (Kharki), Scarpanto, Casos, (Casso), Piscopis (Tilos), Misiros (Nisyros), Calimnos (Kalymnos), Leros, Patmos, Lipsos (Lipso), Simi (Symi), Cos (Kos) and Castellorizo with neighboring islets. So there isn’t any clarification problem. Article 14, subparagraph 2, relates to the demilitarization and the final subparagraph 3 to the formalities and the technical conditions for the transfer of these islands to Greece will be defined in an agreement between the governments of the United Kingdom and Greece. Also this subparagraph clarifies that the removal of foreign forces from the islands must occur the latest by 90 days after the entry into force of the Treaty of Paris. So it would be good instead of continuing discussion about the Treaty of Lausanne for the Dodecanese, to answer with the 1947 Treaty of Paris, which relates to Italy and Greece and of course not Turkey.

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