We present to you the analysis of the President of the Republic of Western Armenia Armenak Abrahamyan.
WESTERN ARMENIA- On March 29, 2011, in accordance with international law, the National Council and the Government of Western Armenia declared military, positive and permanent neutrality in the territory of Western Armenia.
This statement refers not only to the Armenians in exile, but also to the Armenians living in the territories of Western Armenia as determined by Wilson’s Arbitration Decision on November 22, 1920. “See the lights on the slope of Mount Ararat, there’s a NATO military base there,” one of my old friends said to me while looking at Mount Ararat from Yerevan.
So I tried to find out if the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO had a military base in Turkish-occupied Western Armenia.
Speaking of NATO, let’s first understand what NATO is and what its basic principles are.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was established in 1949 and has 30 member states, 27 of which are Europe and two of which are North America (Turkey, which became a member of the League of Nations on 18 July 1932 and joined the Alliance on 18 February 1952 at the beginning of the Cold War). It is based on the principle of collective security, protection of responsibilities, crisis management, especially the fight against terrorism.
NATO military bases in Turkey are two: Incirlik and Kürecik. There is a warning radar at the Kurecik base, which is used by NATO for missile defense. As for Incirlik, it is controlled by the US Air Force [and the anti-jihadist coalition], which maintains the B-61 nuclear bombs that the US has supplied to NATO.
As a result, there is no NATO base in Western Armenia (with the exception of Cilicia) occupied by Turkey, and for this legal reason the United States has never ratified the Treaty of Lausanne.
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