aegeancrisis5Dr. Tassos Symeonidis
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies ( Publication date: 12 September 2020

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

On September 4, the Turkish daily Yeni Safak, Erdogan’s mouthpiece (akin to the Völkischer Beobachter, the Nazi Party daily newspaper), published an article under the war-drum bombastic title “Fear of Turkey’ is spreading like wildfire. If Turkey is back, others will go! Anti-Erdoğan sentiment has nothing to do with internal policy. The East Mediterranean belongs to Turkey!” In the now routine Erdogan barbaric jingoistic style, the writer confidently predicted that “Whenever we returned, whenever we achieved a rise, others regressed and weakened. This is because both our existence and struggle has been with the most powerful.” ... Read more

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