Mid Afternoon Map just had an article on this issue. I haven't read it yet, but you may want to check it out.
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Thanks to those who replied confirming
the unclear nature of this case.
Is anyone else able to offer any insight into Turkey's claim of
sovereignty over the tomb? Are any other country's governments on
record endorsing or rejecting the claim?
I've been unable to find anything of the sort, even on the part of
On 2/27/2015 1:40 AM, Evan Centanni (PolGeoNow) wrote:
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I am curious whether any of you know something about the legal
context of the "exclave" surrounding the Tomb of Suleyman Shah,
the news this week after Turkey launched a major military
incursion into Syria to evacuate and relocate the tomb.
The Turkish government apparently considers the land on which the
tomb was located to be sovereign territory of Turkey, and the
international news media for its part seems largely to take this
claim for granted.
relevant treaty, frequently cited for claiming the exclave
as Turkish territory, only says that the land is Turkey's
"property" (with the additional rights to post guards and fly the
Turkish flag). Is this perhaps then a case of extraterritoriality
rather than sovereignty, meaning that Turkey's claim to
sovereignty over the exclave is unilateral and perhaps disputed?
I would very much like to know, at least, the official positions
of countries other than Turkey on the matter, but I have been
unable to find anything of the sort online.