Greece and Turkey benefit from calm waters


We have enjoyed an almost unprecedented calm in the Aegean Sea these past nine months or so. This is not due solely to political resolve. It also has an economic dimension and is attributed to specific operational weaknesses. In any case, it represents a positive development that can and should be exploited.

Both sides take a positive view of the course that began informally after the devastating earthquake in Turkey last February and gained momentum in a more specific direction following the meetings between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the NATO summit in July in Vilnius and the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September.

The channels of communication are open and matters of the so-called positive agenda are progressing.

This positive momentum will be strengthened further...

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