A new page in Greek-Turkish relations?

The public statements and overall behavior of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ministers in Athens last Thursday indicated that improving relations with Greece is a strategic decision by Ankara - and a perfectly logical one, too, given the developments in the Middle East and Ankara's somewhat uncomfortable relationship with the West right now.

Athens, it goes without saying, wants the same thing. The two sides are obviously different in their approaches, with Greece having always - and across the political spectrum - been in favor of good-neighborly relations, something that is not necessarily the case with Turkey, whose attitude has often been the cause of increased tensions.

Nevertheless, the countries are in a new phase now, a phase whose duration remains to be seen and whose success will depend not just on what is said but - more importantly - on...

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