This week’s ECFR podcast episode analyses the crisis in Eastern Mediterranean from a Greek, French, and Turkish perspective. Host Mark Leonard is joined by ECFR Council Member, professor at the University of Athens and President of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) Loukas Tsoukalis, ECFR’s Turkey expert Asli Aydıntaşbaş and the head of ECFR’s Paris Office Tara Varma. Together, they discuss what led to the escalation and which different aspects are important to understand the crisis. Is Ankara adopting an assertive approach or is it playing a “stabilizing role”? And what are the intentions behind President Macron’s call for a Pax Mediterranean? Can Europe’s find a common approach and voice on this conflict and in the mediation process?
You may listen to the podcast in English here.