The annual gathering of world leaders in New York within the framework of the United Nations’ General Assembly is always seen as a fine opportunity by every government to inform the international community on the challenges it faces, the vision and its strategy especially on issues related to its foreign policy.
In a significant development for Greek foreign policy, Athens and Washington look set to renew their Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement (MDCA).
After a long period of time during which stagnation and suspicion had prevailed in Greece's relations with North Macedonia, the two neighbouring countries appear to be trying to break the ice.
Viewed from Greece, the dramatic events in Afghanistan have placed Turkey’s role in the central Asian country under particular scrutiny for a number of reasons.
Greece and Turkey are seemingly enjoying a calm period in their diplomatic relations this summer, but Athens is expecting things to warm up over the autumn.
Exactly 47 years after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, Ankara sought to leave its mark for the 20 July anniversary, which was marked this week on the northern part of the island.
Greece and Turkey are currently experiencing a relatively calm period following a full year of tension and several diplomatic incidents.
Greece’s foreign policy has focussed lately on building bridges and promoting cooperation from Northern Africa to the Black Sea with the aim of creating alliances which could act as counterbalance to Turkey’s policies in the same regions.
The discussion about EU-Turkish relations at Friday’s European Council was not as thorough as expected but Greece emerged broadly satisfied about the “carrot and stick” approach that the Union plans on maintaining in its dealings with Ankara.
If the much-anticipated meeting between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was focussed on breaking the ice at a personal level and creating the necessary conditions for a calm summer, then their talks in Brussels on Monday could be considered a first step in this direction.