Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged victorious on Sunday and the victory for “Yes” in the referendum likely signals a long period of instability for Greece's neighbour.
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci have decided to hold four bi-communal meetings starting on April 20.
SYRIZA has made no secret of its desire to change Greece’s approach towards the European Union when it came to power, a theme that had a central role in its campaign.
Turkey's political situation and the results of the upcoming referendum are being followed closely by officials at the Greek Foreign Ministry.
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades is to meet with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Gutteres in New York on Wednesday in an apparent move to seek ways for the stalled talks to begin again soon.
A trip by Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias to Washington this week provided an opportunity for the Greek government to exchange views with the US administration but did not necessarily clear up the doubts about Washington’s stance on a range of issues that are of particular interest to Athens.
Diplomatic sources and analysts are concerned about a possible escalation of tension in the Aegean as Turkey heads for a referendum on April 16 that would pave the way for the introduction of an executive presidency to replace the existing parliamentary system and the abolition of the office of Prime Minister among other institutional changes.
The climate between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders deteriorated dramatically last Wednesday when a meeting was cancelled after Mustafa Akinci refused to attend. Akinci also cancelled this week's meeting and decided to attend the Islamic Conference next week, leaving no room for the United Nations to take new initiatives to host another meeting of the two leaders in the coming days.
Athens is greatly concerned about the further escalation of tension in the Aegean after Turkish coast guard patrol boat fired real ammunition during a military exercise in the area around the Greek island of Farmakonisi last Friday.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited Ukraine last week in a trip that had been decided a few months ago and is was his latest to a country that is facing diplomatic, political and other problems.