Turkey: the Sèvres syndrome, or the endless war

Author (Person)
Series Title
Series Details Number 13
Publication Date April 2015
ISBN 978-2-36567-381-5
Content Type


For Turks, the Treaty of Sèvres symbolises the dissolution of the empire and the carving up of Turkey by foreign powers. The historic effect of the treaty survives as a syndrome, which explains the vision of a nation under siege struggling for survival. Apart from the current neo-Ottomanism, a reconsidered dialogue with Europe could perhaps provide the country with a new relationship with its history and help it move beyond a syndrome used by all sections of its political class.

Source Link https://www.ifri.org/en/publications/enotes/notes-franco-turques/turkey-sevres-syndrome-or-endless-war
Alternative sources
  • https://www.ifri.org/sites/default/files/atoms/files/turkey-sevres-syndrome.pdf
Subject Categories
Subject Tags
Countries / Regions