grecotr98Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 10 December 2017

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Re-search Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

It is still unclear how exactly the Erdogan visit to Athens on 7-8 December was arranged. Some reports claimed the Turkish president “invited himself” and the Tsipras government simply went along. Other news stories spoke of “meticulous” Greek diplomatic preparation as part of an effort to “clarify” Greek-Turkish relations at a time of heightened regional tensions, Erdogan’s daily verbal sniping at European governments, and deteriorating relations with the United States...Read more