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CEFTUS briefing on the thaw in Greece – Turkey relations

CEFTUS briefing on the thaw in Greece – Turkey relations


07 February 2019

Greek Prime Minister Tsipras’ visit to Turkey was symbolic but lacked substance

  • Tsipras’ arrival in Turkey follows a period of heightened tensions between Ankara and Athens
  • Despite facing elections, both governments have resisted the urge to play to nationalist sentiments
  • However, little progress was made in addressing the underlying issues between the two countries

The historically vexed relationship between Turkey and Greece has fallen to a particularly low ebb in recent years. While longstanding border and territorial disputes have rumbled on, an increasing reliance on nationalist rhetoric for their domestic audiences has heightened hostility between the two governments…

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