35 days

35 days   Τhe second serious crisis in Greece’s relations with Turkey that the government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis had to deal with dragged on for an usually lengthy period, namely 35 days. Here are the main characteristics of that crisis: Objectives: Turkey, being the aggressor, set the basic parameters of the crisis. The aim of […]

Turkey pushing its own envelope in foreign affairs

Turkey pushing its own envelope in foreign affairs The latest unfortunate episode of Turkish diplomacy stemmed from the signing of an agreement in mid-August between Israel and the United Arab Emirates – and brokered by the United States – for the normalisation of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Ankara expressed its strongest opposition to […]

A potentially irksome Greece

After 1923 Greece and Turkey determined their place in the international system mostly through the prism of their bilateral relations. This was a result of Turkey’s longstanding decision to remain anchored to the West and to Europe. Greece was a key factor in these ties. The situation changed under the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdogan. […]

Greek MP Angelos Syrigos Offers Perspectives during Multiple Crises – The National Herald

After coming to office last July, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has faced three major crises, each more serious and dangerous than the prior.  Angelos Syrigos, Member of Parliament for New Democracy, distinguished academic, and one of Greece’s most respected commentators, offered The National Herald his perspectives on the situation. It has been a baptism by […]