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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent comments confirm fears that diplomatic niceties are not enough to smooth the path of Greek-Turkish relations. They confirm that Greece basically does not have someone to talk to on the other side, a person with which it can build a relationship of trust in the conventional manner.
Nihat Zeybekci, the People's Alliance's candidate for İzmir, a secular stronghold in Turkey's Aegean region, has said he is only 2.5 percentage points behind main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) candidate Tunç Soyer, but expressed his confidence that he will win Turkey's third largest city in the March 31 elections.
In a series of nationalist rants in recent days, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the West of plotting against his country and sought to present the deadly attacks against two mosques in New Zealand last week as part of a wider international conspiracy against Muslims and his country.
Speaking straight on the heels of a manifesto issued by the killer in the New Zealand massacre who declared that Turks must abandon Istanbul and the European part of the country, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ratcheted up his nationalist rhetoric with threats against Greece and Cyprus and those who want to call Istanbul by the old name of Constantinople.