Readjusting Greece’s national strategy

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias (l) and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu are seen at the start of a meeting of NATO foreign ministers at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on April 7, 2022. [STEPHANIE LECOCQ/EPA]

It is by now evident that Turkish aggression will intensify further this year. That said, many analysts fail to see that the improvements in Greece's deterrent capability made over the past three years will not be enough to curb this trend. Political parties must therefore come together for a review of Greece's national strategy.

Half a century since the end of the country's 1967-74 military dictatorship, we need to consider the actual objectives of our strategy. Do we still expect a frustrated Turkey will finally give up its ambitions? Or that it will be forced to do so by international law and, possibly, a third party? Or do we perhaps find comfort in the illusion that we have prevented Turkey from achieving its goals, when it is in fact constantly expanding the scope of its objectives? Over the same period, Greece spent large amounts of diplomatic capital and suffered...

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