Excuses to dodge dialogue

Ankara’s behavior illustrates that it is not interested in an honest dialogue with Athens. The leaks concerning the exploratory talks pointed in that direction.

But now it is clear that the Turkish government used the Greek-Egyptian maritime deal as an excuse to completely undermine the dialogue.

The Greek government could not have allowed the memorandum of understanding on maritime boundaries signed between Turkey and Libya’s internationally recognized government to go unanswered.

Turkey is just looking for excuses or arguments in the service of various power centers in Ankara, which never wanted a rapprochement between the two countries in the first place. 

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