An initiative of ELIAMEP’s Turkey Programme, implemented with the support of diaNEOsis.

Greek-Turkish relations are a much-discussed issue with respect to politics, defense, geopolitics, energy, among other topics. There is, however, another very important and often neglected aspect: the two peoples. ELIAMEP’s Turkey Programme designed a public opinion survey, which records citizens’ attitudes and views on Greek-Turkish issues and relations between the two countries, which was carried out simultaneously in Greece and Turkey. With the support of diaNEOsis and the cooperation of Istanbul Policy Center (IPC), the two polls were conducted by MRB in Greece and KONDA in Turkey in February 2021, with the participation of 1,022 Greek and 1,163 Turkish citizens.

Greeks and Turks responded to a similar questionnaire about how they perceive each other, how much they know about each other, where they agree and where they disagree on issues pertaining to bilateral relations, how similar and how different they think they are. At the same time a qualitative survey was carried out with twelve in-depth interviews with Greek experts on Greek-Turkish relations.

Qualitative Survey Report (in Greek)


Quantitative Survey Data (English, Greek, Turkish)


Here you can read a summary of the main conclusions by Ioannis N. Grigoriadis, Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Bilkent University and Head of the Turkey Programme at ELIAMEP. You can read a more comprehensive analysis by the Managing Director of MRB Hellas Dimitris A. Mavros here (in Greek).


The survey results were presented for the first time on Saturday 15 May 2021 at the Delphi Economic Forum 2021. You can watch the entire discussion here