PM outlines challenges, achievements at Athens Democracy Forum

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is confident that Greece will be able to deal with Turkey's increasingly aggressive behavior in the Aegean and off the coast of Cyprus thanks to its "strong" alliances and foreign policy, while he also feels that the Turkish operation in Syria risks "adding another source of instability in an already unstable part of the world."

"I've tried and I'll always try to engage with President [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan and I've told him that it would be in the interest of both our countries if we try to make a restart in Greek-Turkish relations," Mitsotakis said in a discussion with New York Times columnist Roger Cohen at the Athens Democracy Forum in the Greek capital earlier on Thursday.

"Turkey is a difficult customer that doesn't play by the rules," he said, accusing Ankara of flouting international laws and encroaching on Cyprus' sovereign...

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