Is There a “Greater Turkey” On the Rise?

Late in July, a sharp debate erupted over a rather innocuous statement published on the website of Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.  Its focus was the annual commemoration acknowledging the Treaty of Lausanne, the 1923 accord establishing Turkey’s independence and sovereignty after the First World War. The wording of the message was similar to past statements honoring the agreement and identified the treaty as among the “foundational documents of the Turkish Republic.”   According to critics, the statement flew in the face of comments recently made by President Erdogan. In an address before a […]

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