Athens angling for tougher EU stance on Turkey ahead of summit

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: EastMed, European Union, Turkey, USA

The Greek government has launched another series of diplomatic contacts ahead of the European Council on December 10-11 where EU-Turkey relations will be scrutinised against the background of ongoing tension between Athens and Ankara.

The main aim of the Greek side is to prove to its EU partners that Turkey’s decision to withdraw the Oruc Reis research vessel from the Aegean and its invitation for a new round of exploratory talks is just a tactical move to hide Ankara’s absence of in...

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