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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Balkan Pact (1953–54)

Maja Smrkolj

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 December 2019

Subject(s):
Specific treaties — Treaties, interpretation — Territory

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The Balkan Pact (also referred to as the ‘Second Balkan Pact’, the ‘Balkan Entente’, the ‘Balkan Union’, and the ‘Pact of Ankara’) denotes the tripartite alliance among three of the Balkan States, namely, Greece, Turkey, and Yugoslavia, initiated by the Treaty of Friendship and Collaboration (also know as the ‘Treaty of Ankara’), signed at Ankara on 28 February 1953, which entered into force on 29 May 1953. It was later expanded by the Additional Agreement to the Treaty of Ankara (‘Additional Agreement’), signed at Belgrade on 7 November 1953, which entered into...
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