The View from Next Door: Greek-Turkish Relations after the Coup Attempt in Turkey

Nikos Christofis, Bahar Baser, Ahmet Erdi Ozturk

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    Abstract

    Turkey’s recent slide into authoritarianism will have implications for its close neighbours in the West. Especially Greece cannot avoid negative spill-over effects. A coalition government comprising Syriza and Independent Greeks does not have an unconstrained set of policy choices in responding to this. Maintaining effective working relations is a paramount interest but achieving this is easier in principle than in practice especially considering the issues of asylum seekers and Turkish revisionism on the Lausanne Treaty. Unlike the two parties that dominated the Greek political scene after 1974, PASOK and New Democracy, the current government has little experience navigating choppy diplomatic seas with Turkey.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)67-86
    Number of pages20
    JournalInternational Spectator
    Volume54
    Issue number2
    Early online date6 Mar 2019
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2019

    Keywords

    • AKP
    • authoritarianism
    • Greece
    • New Democracy
    • Syriza
    • Turkey

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Political Science and International Relations

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