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Athens mulls Erdogan comment on Aegean islands, sees Cyprus talks dragging on
Athens has been mulling over the implications of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent questioning of the Lausanne Treaty, which appeared to question Greek sovereignty in the Aegean.
The Greek government is concerned that Erdogan’s comment reflects a so-called “revisionary rationale” that Ankara plans to build on from now on. Greek diplomats argue that history shows this kind of approach is usually followed by hostile acts.
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