Greek PM reacts to Erdogan comments on Lausanne Treaty


Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has reacted to comments Tuesday by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who said that the 1923 Lausanne Treaty, which set the modern borders between Greece and Turkey, was up for debate.

“We have no intention of questioning the binding texts which are the foundations of our [bilateral] ties,” Tsipras told his lawmakers Wednesday.

“Everyone would be better off if Turkey followed the path of prudence and understanding,” Tsipras said.

Erdogan’s recent repeated references to the Lausanne Treaty have raised eyebrows in Athens.

“In no way is it a sacred text, and of course we will discuss it,” Turkey's strongman said Tuesday, according to Turkish news site A Haber.