No time for mixed signals

We are entering a very thorny patch in Greek-Turkish relations. Turkey's activities within Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ), combined with the standoff with the United States over Ankara's acquisition of the Russian S-400 missile defense system are increasing the tension further in Greece's wider region.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is weighing his next move - and waiting. The Europeans have shown their teeth but are still maintaining a rather moderate stance. Ankara knows that EU membership is no longer a realistic ambition, so the sanctions announced by Brussels did not have much of an impact.
For his part, US President Donald Trump made it clear yesterday that Turkey cannot have both the American-made F-35 fighter jets and the S-400. Officials in Ankara had hoped that Trump would chose to ignore America's deep state and react differently, despite the...

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