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As the dust begins to settle from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s two-day visit to Greece last week, questions can now be asked about whether the trip is likely to lead to any shift in relations between Athens and Ankara.
Erdogan’s unpredictability makes this a difficult exercise, while Greece’s economic weakness means that it is not able to play the role of bridge-builder between Turkey and the European Union, as it would like to. Added to this, the West, especially the...
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