A clear mes­sage to Tur­key

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Over the past few months, Tur­key has been rais­ing is­sues that ef­fec­tively ques­tion fun­da­men­tal treaties and put sta­bil­ity – and even peace – in the wider re­gion at risk. It does not make much dif­fer­ence here in Greece if Tur­key’s be­hav­ior is tar­geted at do­mes­tic con­sump­tion or if it is aimed at serv­ing the coun­try’s long-term geopo­lit­i­cal strate­gies. We have seen many times in the past that crises can es­ca­late just be­cause they de­vel­oped an un­con­trol­lable dy­namic of their own. Athens must re­spond to this chal­lenge with cau­tion as well as de­ter­mi­na­tion. That said, what has been sorely miss­ing so far is a clear mes­sage to Tur­key from Greece’s Euro­pean part­ners and al­lies, the United States and other tra­di­tional friends, to make it clear that Ankara’s re­vi­sion­ist ges­tures are to­tally out of line.

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