Among many agreements was a separate agreement with the United States, the Chester concession. In the United States, the treaty was rejected by several political groups, including the Committee against the Treaty of Lausanne (COLT), and on January 18, 1927, the U.S. Senate refused to ratify the treaty by 50 votes to 34, six votes less than the two-thirds requested by the Constitution.  As a result, Turkey cancelled the concession.  According to Mohamed Abdel-Kader Khalil, an Egyptian expert on Turkish affairs, “Turkish foreign policy in the Middle East is linked to the deployment of Turkish military capabilities in the region. This is reflected in Turkish military concentrations on the borders of Iraq and Syria and in its participation in the Red Sea through an agreement on the island of Sawken, Sudan, as well as by the Turkish military intervention in the northern Syrian town of Afrin. The international community has begun to pay more attention to Turkey`s efforts, particularly towards the expiry of the Treaty of Lausanne. Under international law, any contract expires after 100 years and Erdogan wants to link the expiration of the treaty in 2023 to the current situation in Mosul, northern Iraq, and Raqqa and Afrin in Syria. In an article published yesterday by the Washington Post entitled “Erdogan`s Turkey, 100 Years Later, Fights the Minds of Sevres,” 20th-century Turkish historian Nicholas Danforth quoted the article: “Turkey is largely forgotten in the West, but it has a strong legacy in Turkey, where it has helped fuel a form of nationalist paranoia that some scholars have called Sevres syndrome.” The Washington Post quoted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying after the illegal maritime agreement between Turkey and Libya: “Thanks to this military and energy cooperation, we have overthrown the Treaty of Sevres.” Over the past century, especially in the last ten years, Turkey has become a somewhat hegemonic power in the region, with Iran being the only rival to influence and Israel its only rival in military power. His proactive attitude in the Syrian conflict – through his famous “Euphrates Shield” and his current Olive Branch operation – has allowed the country to once again become a regional power that can be considered a military, economic and diplomatic leader. It is possible here to strike a balance between the treaties of Lausanne II and the “Nanjing Treaty” that China ceded to Britain after the First Opium War, by signing the Tchenba Agreement, which is to end the first Anglo-Chinese conflict. Drilling in the Greek maritime world that Turkey claims, without any international justification, including the UNITED Nations maritime charter, allows Mr.
Erdogan to claim a cheap victory in Greece, knowing that the Greek army will not defend its maritime space if seismic research does not result in gas drilling, which the Turkish president probably won`t.