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Weighing the facts on the road to The Hague

During their recent meeting on the sidelines of the NATO summit at Vilnius, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared ready for a tentative rapprochement that may lead to a negotiation down the line. Even though such a prospect is still a long way away, the discussion has already started - with no shortage of passion and hyperbole.

Erdogan makes talks difficult

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's decision to tell reporters that in his meeting with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on the sidelines of the NATO summit at Vilnius he brought up the demilitarization of Greece's eastern Aegean islands and Greek officials' subsequent denials are proof of how difficult it will be for Athens and Ankara to reach their stated goals to find common ground, r

The tug of war over Beleri

As anticipated, the recent meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his Albanian counterpart Edi Rama on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Vilnius did not yield any significant progress regarding the case of ethnic Greek mayor-elect Fredi Beleri in Himare, southern Albania.

Who’s afraid of dialogue?

The meeting between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Vilnius last week was hailed by some as a new page in the resolution of Greek-Turkish disputes through The Hague, while others were quick to describe it as the first step of a national retreat.

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