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EU-Turkey relations

Editorial Ta Nea: Turkey’s domestic, foreign crises
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Editorial Ta Nea: Turkey’s domestic, foreign crises

Not only with Erdogan and the neo-Ottoman dogma that he follows, but also historically, Turkey in every domestic crisis has proven that that it shifts and shapes it into a dangerous, extroverted stratagem.

Merkel says she ‘demanded much of the Greeks’ but it was necessary to protect the common currency
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Merkel says she ‘demanded much of the Greeks’ but it was necessary to protect the common currency

'The difficulties were a given when the issue was the stability of the euro, and I personally was absolutely cognisant of the excessive burden and challenge that this entailed for the people of Greece. We managed in the end to find a common path, a common pace, for Greece to remain a member of the EU.'

Mitsotakis tells Merkel that ‘West’s calm often encourages Turkey’s arbitrary action’
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Mitsotakis tells Merkel that ‘West’s calm often encourages Turkey’s arbitrary action’

The PM declared that the chancellor has been a voice of logic and though sometimes measures imposed on Greece were unjust, she took decisive decisions at critical moments. He said that in 2015 she rejected Greece’s ostracism from the EU.

Merkel’s last visit to Athens ends long, often tumultuous relationship on a high note
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Merkel’s last visit to Athens ends long, often tumultuous relationship on a high note

In a statement issued prior to Merkel’s arrival, German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said that the German government’s steadfast view is that [Greek-Turkish] problems can be resolved 'only with dialogue and in a spirit of mutual respect'.

Editorial Ta Nea: Opportunity
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Editorial Ta Nea: Opportunity

Greece's strategy of alliances should be a model in the immediate future as we confront the energy crisis, the terms of the recovery of societies, and continuous violations by Ankara both of Greece’s rights and of human rights in Turkey.

The refugee-migrant issue preoccupies EU summit
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The refugee-migrant issue preoccupies EU summit

Although Ankara inflates the refugee population and also inflates the amount it has spent for their support, and despite Turkey’s use of the issue as a tool,, it is clear Ankara is shouldering a disproportionate burden.

Editorial Ta Nea: Solidarity
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Editorial Ta Nea: Solidarity

What did Europe learn from the pandemic? It learned that solidarity is measured in actions. When Italy was counting a huge number of deaths, Germany and Poland dispatched groups of doctors to treat patients.

Will we see a ‘different’ Turkey at the EU summit?
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Will we see a ‘different’ Turkey at the EU summit?

For its part, the EU is pushing “in a gradual manner” its positive agenda (updating of the Customs Union, etc.) aiming, intera alia, at speeding up changes Ankara must undertake on many levels.

EU puts off sanctions on Turkey over geopolitical issues, pursues deeper economic ties instead
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EU puts off sanctions on Turkey over geopolitical issues, pursues deeper economic ties instead

The EU leaders are expected to declare at tomorrow's summit their that Turkey deserves more financial support for hosting millions of Syrian refugees.

Editorial To Vima: The terms of good neighbourly relations with Turkey
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Editorial To Vima: The terms of good neighbourly relations with Turkey

Greece has an opportunity to exploit Turkey's shift towards Europe in order to impose terms and pre-conditions for the prospective resumption of talks and negotiations with the EU.

Editorial To Vima: The Americans made the first move
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Editorial To Vima: The Americans made the first move

Th timing of the sanctions is key as it comes straight on the heels of the timid decision of the recent EU summit to postpone imposing restrictive measures on Ankara until March.

Editorial Ta Nea: Persistence
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Editorial Ta Nea: Persistence

Each time Erdoagn pushed the envelope a bit further because he knew that although Greece was complaining strongly the EU would not significantly change its posture.

Editorial Ta Nea: Turkey is now international problem
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Editorial Ta Nea: Turkey is now international problem

If Donald Trump is defeated in next week’s US presidential elections Ankara may well escalate its provocations in the Eastern Mediterranean in order to instigate a military incident.

Cavusoglu lashes
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Cavusoglu lashes

Linde said that as a “guest” she would not engage in a dispute. “I would hope that everybody in Turkey will have the possibility to express their views as frankly as you are doing, minister. Thank you,” she said.

Weber vows to end Turkey’s EU course as Commission President
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Weber vows to end Turkey’s EU course as Commission President

'Turkey cannot become a member of the European Union, let’s make that clear,' Weber declared.

Ta Nea Editorial: Relief
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Ta Nea Editorial: Relief

The return of the two officers to their country may serve as an occasion to reset relations between Turkey and its largest commercial partner, the EU

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