|Treaty of Athens|
|The Treaty of Peace, Mutual Understanding, Trade, and Cooperation between the Republic of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Greece|
|Type of treaty||Peace Treaty|
|Drafted||March 13, 1944|
| March 24, 1944|
|Effective||March 25, 1944|
|Signatories|| Mustafa Fevzi Cakmak, |
|Parties|| Republic of Turkey, |
Kingdom of Greece
The Treaty of Athens was a 1944 treaty that officially ended the state of war that existed between the Kingdom of Greece and the Republic of Turkey. The war that the treaty concluded, the Third Greco - Turkish War had begun in 1942, and de jure ended in 1944.
The treaty was signed on March 24, 1944 at the Syntagma Square, Greece by the Prime Minister of Greece, Ioannis Rallis and the President of Turkey, Mustafa Fevzi Cakmak. The terms of the treaty went into effect on March 25, 1944, which coincided with the National Day of Greece.
Article I: General Terms
- The Kingdom of Greece shall no longer exist and the Turkish Republic of Greece shall completely replace it, however it shall be well known that this Treaty would be as much relevant to any remnant of the Kingdom of Greece as it would to the Turkish Republic of Greece and to any future Greek nation.
- All hostilies between the Republic of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Greece shall cease.
- The Republic of Turkey and Turkish Republic of Greece shall sign a Non - Aggression Pact lasting for a 100 years after which it will no longer be in effect. This Non - Aggression Pact cannot be broken at any time and all future Greek rulers would have to swear allegiance to the terms of the Treaty upon taking oath as rulers of Greece. The only exception for breaking the Treaty is if it were broken by the Republic of Turkey or any future form of Turkey.
Article II: Territorial Concessions
- The Turkish Republic of Greece shall cede the Aegean Sea Islands, Western Thrace and Eastern Macedonia including Thessaloniki to the Republic of Turkey.
- The Capital of the Turkish Republic of Greece shall be Athens however no person will be allowed to enter the city with arms. Any weapon would be strictly forbidden within Athens and the only armed force would be of 20,000 Turkish soldiers in Athens at all times in order to maintain law and order within the city.
- The Turkish Republic of Greece and any future government to form in the areas that currently constitute parts of Greece have as per this treaty, completely renounced all claims over any land controlled, influenced or claimed by Turkey or any future government that is to form in the areas that currently constitute Turkey.
Article III: War Reparations
- The Turkish Republic of Greece shall a war indemnity of 10% of their income for the next 10 years
- All lands federally owned in the Turkish Republic of Greece shall be immediately handed over to Turkish authorities who may now have full rights over the land and may do whatever they seek to it. Although, the Turkish authorities would only seek the best of the Turkish Republic of Greece and shall make sure not to abuse the power, and certainly it is for the Turks to decide what falls into the context of abuse of power.
Article IV: Civil Security and Armed Forces
- All troops belonging to the military of the former Kingdom of Greece shall surrender their arms to their nearest Turkish garrison on February 25.
- The Greek Armed Force, Air Force and Naval Force shall be officially disbanded. The Turkish Republic of Greece and all future governments of Greece will be forbidden to maintain an Air Force or a Naval Force.
- The Greek armament industry will be shut down indefinitely.
- The top brass of the Greek military will swear allegiance to the Turkish Republic of Greece and to the Republic of Turkey. Those that refuse to do so will be executed.
- The Greece Law Enforcement Force will be established to maintain law and order in the nation and will exist as a police force instead of military. This size of this force must never exceed 50,000 and all weapons utilised by this force must be purchased directly from Turkey. Moreover, examinations for selection into the Greece Law Enforcement Force will take place in Istanbul under the supervision of Turkish authorities.
- The establishment of any paramilitary group in the Turkish Republic of Greece would be strictly forbidden.
Article V: Social and Cultural Protection
- The protection of Turkish culture in the Turkish Republic of Greece would be strictly maintained. Any damage or destruction to Turkish heritage sites in the Turkish Republic of Greece would be dealt with harshly but fairly.
- To maintain constant presence of Turkish culture in the Turkish Republic of Greece, the flag of Turkey will be erected at all Greek cultural and historial heritage sites including the Syntagma Square where a statue of President Mustafa Fevzi Cakmak will be built.
Article VI: Violation of Human Rights
- The Greek leaders including General Alexandros Papagos, Former Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas, Interim Prime Minister Alexandros Kolyzis, King George II and Prince Paul I will all be executed for their crimes against humanity. All federal members of the Turkish Republic of Greece shall swear that the execution of these people was just and fair.
- All Greek soldiers that had participated in the war on side of the Kingdom of Greece will face trial for atrocities against humanity. If found guilty, they will be executed and will not face burial on Greek soil. Rather, they will be dumped in the Caucasus Mountains.
Article VII: Federal Elections
- Elections will not be held for the position of Prime Minister. It will be for the President of the Republic of Turkey to select any person of their choice, of Greek ethnicity for the position of the Prime Minister of the Turkish Republic of Greece. However, it is well known that there is little difference between the Greek and Turk ethnic groups.
- The Greek Parliament will be dissolved and new elections will be held for the Parliament.
- All Nationalist, Militarist and Fascist Parties in Greece will be banned from contesting in the elections.
- The foreign policy of the Turkish Republic of Greece shall be controlled by the Republic of Turkey.
Article VIII: Greek Nationalism
- Any attempt to express Greek nationalism through words, signs, symbols whilst denouncing Turkish culture will result in immediate detainment would out trial or parole and possible execution
- The Flag and Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Greece shall be completely banned and anyone found in possession of it will be arrested.
- Anyone shouting Greek Nationalist slogans or trying to incite rebellion in the Turkish Republic of Greece will be termed a traitor and executed.
- All schools in the Turkish Republic of Greece will term the creation of the Turkish Republic of Greece as an attempt by Greek nationlists and Turkish nationalists to preserve Greece and Greek culture from the destruction it faced at the hands of George II which is ofcourse the truth.
- Turkish and Greek will become joint National Languages in the Turkish Republic of Greece.
Article IX: Religion
- The Orthodox Church of Greece shall be respected and will have a large say in religious affairs in the Turkish Republic of Greece.
- Archbishop Damaskinos Papandreou will respect Islam and other minor religions in the Turkish Republic of Greece and shall have to make sure to ask of their opinion when making any major religious decision.
- The Orthodox Church of Greece shall have to make sure not to harm or damage any place of worship of any other religion.
- The Orthodox Church of Greece shall swear to never incite or call for rebellion against the Turkish Republic of Greece or the Republic of Turkey.
SignatoriesPresident, Mustafa Fevzi Cakmak of the Republic of Turkey - "It's not going to suck itself." 08:05, March 9, 2015 (UTC)
Prime Minister, Ioannis Rallis of the Turkish Republic of Greece -