med25Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (
Publication date: 25 February 2018

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

In recent weeks, Turkey has gone overboard with naked threats of war in the Aegean. Frustrated because of slow progress in its highjack incursion into Syria and impending research drilling for hydrocarbons by the Republic of Cyprus, aspiring Islamic president-for-life Erdogan is lashing out with fervor unusual even by Turkish thuggish standards. His maniacal rants are seconded by members of his government rushing to warn the world of how Turkish “power” can destroy all enemies and teach lessons to those doubting the potential of an “Ottoman slap.”..Read more

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