A settlement is possible


Can there be a comprehensive resolution to the disputes between Greece and Turkey? Eight prime ministers have attempted to find one, with varying degrees of effort, since 1975. One or two came close but fell short of success. History would discourage even the most optimistic. 

However, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has taken on the challenge that has remained elusive until now. For the first time in many years, direct talks on all issues have commenced at a very high level. Ankara has placed all the issues on the table. At some point, it will become apparent if there is room for an agreement. Since the discussion/negotiation is taking place openly and at such a high level, led by the highly experienced deputy minister from the Greek side, there is no room for procrastination. At some point, rather than engaging in another round of exploratory contacts, Mitsotakis and...

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