Sen. Van Hollen: Expect stricter attitude toward Ankara

US Senator Chris Van Hollen has told Kathimerini that a Biden-led administration will help restore damaged transatlantic ties, adding that Athens and Nicosia should expect a stricter attitude toward Ankara.

Here are the full quotes by Van Hollen, who served as a member of the House of Representatives for 14 years before being elected senator in 2016.

"Greece and our other European allies can expect a Biden administration to put an end to the chaotic and unreliable foreign policy they have experienced these last four years. A foremost priority will be repairing US relations with our democratic allies in Europe, which hit a historic low during the Trump administration, and a renewed focus on upholding the principles of rule of law, democratic norms and freedom of the press, which have been under attack in Turkey under the authoritarian rule of President Erdogan....

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