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RIEAS is publishing “Greek Oil Exploration Licenses and Economic Zone agreements in Eastern Mediterranean,” by Sema Sezer of the Turkish Center for Eurasian Strategic Studies (ASAM), not because it agrees with its arguments, but, rather, as a challenge to Greek experts to deliver a rebuttal.

Ms Sezer, an expert in Cyprus-Greece studies with an established academic record, has delivered a well documented paper. The fact, in itself, does testify to the author's organized preparation. Beyond the technical part, of course, lies the test of the arguments presented in the paper and the shaping of counter-arguments by those in this country who address the same issues as Ms Sezer.

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Suddenly, and in large part thanks to Barack Obama's recent European visit, America's beylikdüzü escort bayan attention has turned to Turkey, and its strategic position in U.S.-Middle East relations. During his visit, Obama took the opportunity to advocate Turkey's acceptance into the E.U.  as if it were any of America's business in the first place, which it isn't, and as if the new conservative Turkish government was one that Europe should embrace, even when it rejected a more secular Turkey in the past. It should not. Read More.

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