UK must cooperate with Greece to de-escalate Turkey crisis

Today, as the world grapples with Covid-19, and with Europe and the United Kingdom moving towards a great adjustment after Brexit, it can be a point of frustration to remember that there are so many other serious issues deserving our increasingly tested attention. The current threats Greece is facing from Turkey's illegal incursions in the Aegean Sea are no exception. As a leading NATO power in Europe with key interests in the Eastern Mediterranean, such as Akrotiri and Dhekelia, the United Kingdom needs to play a greater role in de-escalating the situation.

The United Kingdom and Greece remain close allies, but it is a relationship all too often characterized by the dispute over the Parthenon Marbles, which distorts the true and very meaningful way we support each other. An example of overwhelming importance is our joint membership of NATO, as well as deep historical ties....

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