“Greece was interested in any kind of agreement with Egypt that would manage to challenge Turkey’s fait accompli with the GNA. Now there are two direct opposing agreements that must be addressed. So for Greece, it was mission accomplished,” said Panayotis Tsakonas, Head of the Security Program at ELIAMEP, in his interview with Al-monitor.com. “We know Turkey had offered an agreement to Egypt offering a bigger area of the EEZ than Egypt would gain from an agreement with Greece, but it didn’t go through, and that’s because Sisi is looking for other positive aspects outside the scope of a single deal,” he added.


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