Τετάρτη, 3 Ιουλίου 2013

Regional stability after Taksim: A Hellenic view

By ANGELOS KOSTOPOULOS02/07/2013
After nearly five decades of acquiescence, the opportunity has finally come for Greece to officially tell Turkey that they do not belong in the EU unless they respect the sovereign rights of Greece and Cyprus.
As the fog of the post Iran and Afghanistan wars dissipates, it is clear that the
state of Hellenism as personified by Greece and Cyprus has declined in the
face of the emerging hegemony of Turkey in the region.

Under the leadership of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his
neo-Ottoman Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkey has reinforced
its regional claims in the Aegean Sea and in Cyprus through its new-found
strategy of “Strategic Depth.” Davutoglu’s views “Turkey as the epicenter
of the Balkans, Middle East and the Caucasus, the center of Eurasia in
general and [as] the Rimland Belt, cutting across the Mediterranean to 

the Pacific.”

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