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A major diplomatic game will take place in the middle of June with the face-to-face meetings between the president of the United States, Joe Biden, and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and his subsequent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. 


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24.05.2021 / 21:00

It is not unusual to witness some level of tension between a government and individual members of the parliamentary group supporting that government.


14.04.2021 / 23:08

The letter by 104 retired Turkish admirals to Recep Tayyip Erdogan in which they openly criticized a canal project dear to the Turkish president and the possible revision of the 1936 Montreux Convention was rather theatrical in its conception and delivery.


25.03.2021 / 20:09

We are obviously not going through the toughest period in Greece’s history. Besides the pandemic, the pressure on the political system and on society essentially stems from Greece’s adaptation to the new world economic order, but also from shifts in the balance of power at a regional level.


04.03.2021 / 19:47

If, hypothetically, one was to draw a list of the challenges facing the country, none of our political leaders would think to place the Lignadis and Koufodinas affairs in a prominent position.


08.02.2021 / 21:28

Experts tell us that the strongest emotion we feel as humans is fear, which we are unable to process individually. This leads to the belief that only an all-powerful institution, namely the state, can ensure the survival of a society and its citizens when they are faced with mortal peril, like the current coronavirus crisis.


04.02.2021 / 22:04

Turkey’s projection of military might in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea and its months-long provocations against the sovereign rights of Greece and the Republic of Cyprus led both to the restart of exploratory talks between Athens and Ankara and to the “five-plus-United Nations” meeting between the leaders of the two Cypriot communities and the guarantor powers – Greece, Turkey and the United Kingdom – at the level of foreign ministers.


05.01.2021 / 22:00

After a dramatic period of four years and six months and a trade deal with the European Union, Britain has won back its independence – a fundamental right for every sovereign state which is now viewed as an anachronism, since nationalism – and patriotism even – are treated as evil. 


18.12.2020 / 07:31

The compromise of allowing churches to open on important dates during the holidays has averted a serious crisis in Church-state relations. This is where they were headed, even though neither side wants tension.


05.12.2020 / 17:48

Athens and Ankara are vying for Berlin’s favor, and the apple of discord will be in the hands of German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of the European Council on December 10.


23.11.2020 / 10:13

The Greek political system has, by and large, hailed Joe Biden’s victory and hopes that the new American president will take an active role in curbing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s expansionist ambitions. 


17.08.2020 / 07:01

The immediate aim of Ankara’s illegal actions was to break the continuity between the exclusive economic zones of Greece and Cyprus.


12.08.2020 / 21:40

The latest crisis in relations between Athens and Ankara is different from previous ones. It is broader in scope, it has a hegemonic dimension, and it is permeated by an imperial rather than – as in the past – nationalist attitude.


06.08.2020 / 20:40

There are those who would argue that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ reshuffle on Tuesday brought very little change after a whole lot of speculation and is not very meaningful. They would be absolutely wrong, though.


23.07.2020 / 21:29

Turkey is in no rush but it very rarely deviates from its foreign policy goals, which it makes a point of announcing and then proceeds to implement. The exploration license in the area south of Kastellorizo ​​was issued to the state-run Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) in 2012.