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Turkish historians still express dissatisfaction with this fact. By example: "Although Ottoman Empire was on the side of winners, the Porte also lost the right to have a navy in the Black Sea together with the Russia. Put differently, the Empire had became a part of the European Concert, but not an actor in the European balance of power. Thus it was not recognized as a great power that could claim compensation in case of territorial gain by another member of the system"<ref>Candan Badem, The Ottoman Crimean War (1853-1856). Leiden-Boston.1970.p.403</ref>.
The peace conditions of the Paris Congress collapsed with the defeat of France in the war with Prussia in 1870-71.
Foreign Minister of the Russian Empire Alexander Gorchakov on October 31, 1870 denounced the Black Sea clauses of the Treaty of Paris (1856). <ref>This was documented by Treaty of London (1871).</ref>