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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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
Issue number2
Early online date6 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2019


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Political Science and International Relations

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