Tensions in Greece relations with neighboring Turkey are escalating dangerously, increasing the likelihood of a hot sea or air incident that could also result to having victims, states Loukas Tsoukalis, Professor at Sciences Po in Paris and  President of ELIAMEP  in an article of his in the Sunday version of Kathimerini. Loukas Tsoukalis estimates that any military involvement would have a serious negative impact on the economy of the two countries, and that is something Recep Tayyip Erdogan is surely taking under consideration, since he may be risky but he is certainly not naive. The  President of ELIAMEP  wonders whether the two countries are involved in a vicious circle that makes it difficult to escape, while stressing that Erdogan alone does not have the monopoly of actions that tend to provoke the other side. Loukas Tsoukalis makes it clear that he sees no other peaceful option than dialogue, negotiation and, at the end of the day, international arbitration to resolve our differences with Turkey. Those who object, because they think we have absolutely nothing to give or are just convinced that Turkey is an unreliable
conversationalist calling for more and more every day,rejecting dialogue, should prepare for war,  Mr Tsoukalis stressed.

 

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