Analysis: The Greece-Egypt Maritime Agreement and Its Implications for the Greek-Turkish Dispute in the Eastern Mediterranean

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On August 6, 2020, Greece and Egypt signed an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) agreement in …
  • The Eastern Mediterranean question, like a ghost train, shuttles around and around, plunging the global agenda into fright with each passing day.
  • For the last decade, the main concern of Turkish foreign policy has been the crises in the Middle East and North Africa, which include threats emanating from different terrorist groups and state failures as a result of Arab insurgencies. Ankara, however, has been spending its energy on its relations with Western countries, especially France and the United States, rather than on these crises. Nowadays, many observers both from inside and outside the nation have been trying to answer the question, “What does the West want from Turkey?” In this piece, I will try to trace the roots of Paris' approach toward Ankara.
  • The French president seems to forget that people in the region already know that France is not a regional power and indeed, has colonial fantasies.

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