Turkey continues Aegean jostling as Athens sends envoy to Syria, renews backing for Western Balkans

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: Balkan, European Union, Turkey
Photo by Finnish Presidency of EU
Photo by Finnish Presidency of EU

Unresolved bilateral issues continue to cause friction in Greece’s relationship with Turkey as Athens looks to renew its presence in the Eastern Mediterranean and support for the Western Balkans’ efforts to join the European Union.

This time it was Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu who brought back the issue of “grey zones” in the Aegean with an emphasis on the Imia islets’ crisis back in the mid-90s.

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