Greece, Turkey and the Arab world

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is currently in Kuala Lumpur, where he is meeting with the leaders of Iran, Qatar and Malaysia, promoting, among others, his vision of becoming a leader in the Muslim world. At the same time, he and his government are continuing their aggressive rhetoric about the deal with Libya and the prospect of drilling in the region.
For his part, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is campaigning to inform and make the most of bilateral and multilateral alliances and partnerships in the Arab world. In this context, he is touring - among other countries - Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which, like Egypt, play a leading role in regional developments and are currently opposed to the Turkey-Qatar alliance.
Seeking closer ties with Riyadh and Abu Dhabi is an obvious choice and it is rightly being pursued by the Greek government. At the...

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