The Greek Current

The Daily Roundup - Thursday, August 27, 2020

Episode Summary

Tensions remain at an all time high in the Eastern Mediterranean as Turkey continues its provocations, challenging Greece’s maritime rights in the region. In the meantime, Germany is attempting a diplomatic mediation, while EU ministers are meeting to discuss possible sanctions against Turkey. Dr. Aristotle Tziampiris, Professor of International Relations and the Chair of the Department of International and European Studies at the University of Piraeus, joins us from Athens today with his analysis.

Episode Notes

Tensions remain at an all time high in the Eastern Mediterranean as Turkey continues its provocations, challenging Greece’s maritime rights in the region. In the meantime, Germany is attempting a diplomatic mediation, while EU ministers are meeting to discuss possible sanctions against Turkey. Dr. Aristotle Tziampiris, Professor of International Relations and the Chair of the Department of International and European Studies at the University of Piraeus, provides us with his analysis. 

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

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