FM explains verbal clash in Ankara but broader strategy remains unclear

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: EastMed, Turkey
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Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his team reportedly prepared several alternative statements to ensure he would be able to respond adequately and publicly to what his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu would say during their unprecedented and heated press conference exchange on Thursday after talks that were aimed at reducing tension between the two countries.

Dendias travelled to Turkey for the first time since Athens and Ankara were caught up for almost a year in a dangerous confrontation in the eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean. The verbal confrontation between the two foreign ministers added nothing ne...

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