When Democracy Died – The Treaty of Lausanne and the Birth of Turkey 1923
When Democracy Died
The Treaty of Lausanne and the Birth of Turkey 1923.
Book presentation and discussion
The Treaty of Lausanne, signed in July 1923, sealed the end of the Ottoman Empire and established peace between its successors, the government in Ankara and the Western powers. Still valid, it defined the borders of the Republic of Turkey. The treaty shaped the future of authoritarian systems in Turkey. The Armenian genocide was shelved, and talking about it became taboo. The treaty also had a global impact on the way ethnic-religious conflicts were dealt with. The population exchange stipulated in the treaty served as a global example of "conflict resolution" through the forced "segregation of peoples".
2023 marks the centenary of the signing of the Treaty of Lausanne. We take this as an opportunity to present Hans-Lukas Kiesers' new study "The Treaty of Lausanne and the Birth of Turkey 1923".
Dr Gundula Bavendamm, Documentation Centre for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation, Berlin
Prof. Dr Hans-Lukas Kieser, University of Zurich
Prof. Dr Hans-Lukas Kieser, UZH
Dr Ellinor Morack, University of Bamberg
Prof. Dr Michael Schwartz, Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History, Munich-Berlin
Dr Roy Knocke, Lepsiushaus Potsdam
Afterwards we invite you to a small reception.
An event in cooperation with Lepsiushaus Potsdam and Chronos Verlag.
Livestream of the event via our YouTube channel Flucht, Vertreibung, Versöhnung.