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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. Immediately afterAfter the defeat capitulation of the Frenchfortress armyof atMetz Sedan(after andthat, France actually lost hope to reverse the abdicationcourse of Emperor Napoleonthe IIIwar), Russia announced its refusal to comply with the terms of the Treaty of 1856.
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>
 
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