Greece and Turkey have come close to hostilities in the past but pulled back. NATO and the European Union played limited to no roles in these episodes and their internal and institutional dynamics work against timely, forceful and successful interventions in such bilateral disputes.

25.06.2018 / 12:51

Maritime and air limits are products, not producers, of sovereignty. Both Greece and Turkey claim 6 nautical miles of sea limits, an international norm. Turkey has threatened Greece with war if it extends its limits to 12 nautical miles.

11.06.2018 / 16:21

Turkey in 2018 faces multiple external challenges, some of its own making, with allies, partners and neighbors. Greece is far from the center of Turkish foreign and security policy, but Aegean disputes retain the possibility of spiraling out of control.