All-round concern about Greek-Turkish tension in run-up to referendum

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: Cyprus, Turkey, USA
Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos
Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos

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.

Concerns have also grown due to a new case involving two Turkish soldiers who are believed to have participated to July's failed coup attempt. The two servicemen arrived in Greece after crossing the Evros River on February 15 and requested political asy...

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