Erdogan’s re-election and Greece

Supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan celebrate following his victory in the second round of the presidential election in Ankara, May 28. [Umit Bektas/Reuters]

The re-election of Recep Tayyip Erdogan ends the debate about how Turkey would behave towards Greece under a different leader and, consequently, how Greece would deal with this reality. In the same context, another question - for some, a concern - that was in the minds of many, will not be raised; and that was if the United States and Europe would have been more willing to support Ankara's positions under a seemingly more western-oriented Turkish leader.

The election cycles - both presidential and parliamentary - in Turkey are over and despite the deep division in the neighboring country, as confirmed by the relatively thin margin (52%-48%) of his win, Erdogan will continue to be the all-powerful decision-maker; one assumes with the same revisionist approach for our region and maximalist dreams for a global role.

Given the continuation of Erdogan's presidency for...

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