To justify his military intervention on many fronts Erdogan says that he is is guided by the Ottoman past, but he is in fact reviving the catastrophic, expansionist Nazi theory of lebensraum.
Recently Turkey’s interlocutors and allies have sent Ankara strongly critical signals such as having top officials visiting the region without going to Turkey.
The international community must realise that the situation has reached its limits and that it must make it clear that enough is enough.
A national consensus means that the government will avoid startling the opposition with its moves and for that reason the opposition will support the government.
Due to the critical nature of current circumstances both within the government and on the political scene more generally composure is exceptionally necessary.
Geopolitical constants have been lost, developments are being shaped elsewhere, and Greece for the time being cannot have the impact that it deserves and would want to have.
Our country must be present with the diplomatic vigour that its geopolitical place demands and with a clear conception of its size and role.
Greece can lead the effort to bring along its Balkan partners on an outward-looking path of self-confidence.
Instead of constantly rushing to answer all of Erdogan’s provocations and threats, it is more effective to create the necessary conditions and strengthen the necessary alliances to confront them on our own.