The Greek Current

Senator Chris Van Hollen calls for sanctions against Turkey

Episode Summary

Senator Chris Van Hollen discusses his concerns over Turkey’s aggressive behavior in the Eastern Mediterranean, reports that Ankara activated its Russian S-400 system, bipartisan efforts in Congress to hold Turkey accountable, and Turkey’s decision to ratchet up tensions by opening up the ghost city of Varosha, Cyprus, in violation of UN Security Council resolutions.

Episode Notes

Senator Chris Van Hollen discusses his concerns over Turkey’s aggressive behavior in the Eastern Mediterranean, reports that Ankara activated its Russian S-400 system, bipartisan efforts in Congress to hold Turkey accountable, and Turkey’s decision to ratchet up tensions by opening up the ghost city of Varosha, Cyprus, in violation of UN Security Council resolutions.

You can read the articles we discuss on The Daily Roundup here:

Van Hollen, Lankford Make Bipartisan Push For Answers On Turkey’s Reported Use Of The S-400 Anti-aircraft System To Detect F-16s

Greece Joins the Turkey-Russia S-400 Saga, and Congress Wants Answers

Greece, Cyprus threaten EU sanctions against Turkey over Varosha

Cypriot beachfront reopened in resort abandoned since 1974 conflict

EU states accept plan as a basis to revamp asylum policy

EU looks at new migration pact amid divisions, aims for December deal