Erdogan makes forceful start to visit, catches Athens off guard

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The Greek government found itself in an uncomfortable position on Thursday, the first day of a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who called for the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne, which delimited the boundaries between the two countries, to be revisited.

Erdogan had called for the treaty to be revised in comments during the past month but returned to this request in an interview with Kathimerini editor Alexis Papachelas. which was also broadcast on Skai TV on Wednesday evening.

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