grturphoto9A treacherous path
Q & A

Dr. Tassos Symeonidis
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 3 October 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)

Greece and Turkey are resuming the so-called “exploratory talks” concerning the latter’s totalitarian demands re. the Aegean Sea. Is this a “positive” development, and if it is, how do we define “positive?”

Very little, if anything, is “positive” when it gets to talking to a hostile, expansionist, threatening, Islamist self-appointed “superpower” like Turkey. A positive negotiation needs a modicum of good will, at least, in order to be “positive” and this good will does not exist and never existed despite Turkish claims to the contrary. Thus, “positive” should not be used for any reason associated with Turkey’s overt aggression in the Eastern Med. ..Read more