Negotiations and realities

[Mustafa Aygun/Anadolu Agency/Turkish Foreign Ministry]

Greece and Turkey have begun a comprehensive effort to normalize their relations. The road will not be easy and every step will carry the risk of unexpected developments, and even complete collapse.

So far, however, the climate is relatively good. It is hoped that the dangerous chapter that began with Turkey's migrant push in the region of Evros and the seismic survey vessel and warships in the Aegean in the summer of 2020, which brought the two countries to the brink of conflict, and continued with the direct threats by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other officials "to come suddenly one night," and peaked with a complete freeze of bilateral relations and the infamous statement "Mitsotakis yok," after the Greek prime minister's visit to Washington, has been closed - for now at least.

It is clear that under the pressure of certain realities and the difficulties...

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