Expert Constantinos Filis joins Thanos Davelis to discuss Erdogan's latest threats after he accused Greece of “occupying” islands in the Aegean Sea and said Turkey was prepared to "do what is necessary" when the time comes, and break down what’s on the horizon for Greek-Turkish relations.
This weekend Turkey’s President Erdogan accused Greece of “occupying” islands in the Aegean Sea, and said Turkey was prepared to "do what is necessary" when the time comes. He has even threatened Turkey could “come down suddenly one night,” a phrase he’s previously used to hint at looming military operations into Syria and Iraq. These threats, which Erdogan doubled down on this Tuesday, come as Turkey attempts to reverse reality in the Aegean and create a narrative that portrays Greece as the one provoking. Expert Constantinos Filis, the Director of the Institute of Global Affairs and an associate professor of international relations at the American College of Greece, joins Thanos Davelis to discuss these latest threats from Turkey and break down what’s on the horizon for Greek-Turkish relations.
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