"A Traveler's History of Greece", 2nd Edition, by Timothy Boatswain and Colin Nicolson, 1995

Interlink Books
New York, NY


p. 256: "Complex geographical problems over ownership of mineral rights in the Aegean, which could only be solved by compromise, led instead to military confrontations."

p. 273: "On 19 May 1994, in a provocative move certain to sour relations with Istanbul, Greece declared a day of remembrance for "Turkish genocide" in 1919." [Note the author doesn't even know what city is the capital of Turkey!]

p. 273: "In September 1994, The Greek navy pre-empted the introduction of the 12-mile limit by firing on Turkish fishing boats. Given the proximity and intermingling of the Greek and Turkish coastlines in the Aegean, the introduction of a 12-mile limit without discussion and compromise with Turkey would be tantamount to a declaration of war. The Turks expressed confidence that they could settle the matter militarily in 48 hours."

p. 274: "After 1932, great efforts were made to erase the physical and historical memory of Greece's Muslim and Slavic past. The 120,000 members of Greece's forgotten Turkish minority, long swept under the carpet, ..."

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