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Erdogan and Putin meet as Russia looks to blunt sanctions’ impact
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Expert Alan Makovsky joins Thanos Davelis to discuss the main takeaways from Friday’s meeting between Erdogan and Putin, break down Western concerns over the deepening economic ties between Turkey and Russia – especially as they relate to sanctions – and look at the feeling in Washington as these developments unfold.


The beginning of a shift in German policy when it comes to Turkey and Greece?
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Expert Constantinos Filis joins Thanos Davelis to discuss German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock’s visit to Greece and Turkey, where she took a clear stance against Turkish revisionism and called out Ankara on its human rights record, and explore whether this is the beginning of a fundamental shift in Germany’s foreign policy when it comes to Turkey.

Turkey targets Greece’s defense spending amid a new barrage of accusations
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General (ret.) Taxiarchis Sardellis joins Thanos Davelis to discuss Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar’s new and wild accusations against Greece which specifically target Greece’s efforts to modernize its military, which he said shows that Athens is allegedly “up to something” against Turkey.




Erdogan remains a headache for the US despite Ukraine grain deal
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Professor Henri Barkey joins Thanos Davelis to break down why a deal signed in Turkey that clears the way for exporting millions of tons of Ukrainian grain is significant and whether this is a win for Turkey, and looks at why, despite this deal, Turkish President Erdogan remains a headache for President Biden.

Are Greece and Europe prepared should Russia cut off natural gas?
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Dr Yannis Maniatis joins Thanos Davelis to discuss what’s at stake for Europe should Russia decide to completely cut off natural gas in the winter, look at the emergency plans on the table, and break down why Greece may be in a better position than other European counterparts in this worst case scenario.



Putin looks to strengthen ties with Iran and Turkey at summit in Tehran
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Expert Steven Cook joins Thanos Davelis to look at Tuesday’s summit in Tehran, where Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will meet with the leaders of Iran and Turkey to discuss Syria and other issues. Putin’s trip comes just days after President Biden’s own tour of the Middle East.

US House targets F-16 sales to Turkey
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Petros Kasfikis joins Thanos Davelis from Washington, DC to break down the details of Rep. Chris Pappas’s NDAA amendment that would prohibit the sale of F-16s or modernization kits to Turkey unless certain conditions are met, and look at what still needs to happen for this amendment to become US law. 

EU and Greece preparing for life without Russian gas
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Yannis Palaiologos joins Thanos Davelis to look into whether European countries are prepared should Russia cut off supplies of natural gas, what this could mean for Western unity in the face of Russian aggression, and what it means for Greece.


Election uncertainty in Greece amid rumors of snap polls
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Kathimerini’s Tom Ellis joins Thanos Davelis to discuss the growing rumors that Greece is heading for early elections in the fall despite Prime Minister Mitsotakis moving to dismiss rumors of snap polls, and makes the case that this election uncertainty is damaging not only to the ruling party, but to the country.