The spotlight is on New York, where you will be at the Prime Minister for the UN General Assembly and will have a barrage of meetings
Back to the past for Greek-Turkish relations, as the Anchor follows a tactic of increasing intensity in Aegean and attempts to exploit the fluid landscape on the international stage. For her part Athena responds with a diplomatic marathon and looks so much at the powerful “players” in geopolitical chessboard as well as to the states of the wider region.
In New York the looks
The lights are on tomorrow at New York, where the Prime Minister will be Kyriakos Mitsotakis for the UN General Assembly and will have a barrage of meetings. With the data so far, a closed appointment with him Recep Tayyip Erdogan does not exist and in order for something like this to happen, the Turkish president his schedule (scheduled to leave the US late tomorrow afternoon).
It is recalled that Mr. Erdogan had announced the appointment on Sunday, but he did not confirm Athens. “If Mr. Erdogan extends his stay and makes such a request, it will be considered diplomatically. And I think they will be answered positively “, noted yesterday the government spokesman Giannis Oikonomou, answering a relevant question.
It is clear from Mr. Erdogan’s stance that he wants Turkey to appear on the international stage as the “good boy” and to assess recent geopolitical developments (eg in Afghanistan, in the zone). Indian-Pacific Ocean). After a difficult start in his relationship with the new US forerunner Joe Biden, the Turkish president aspires to appear as a credible interlocutor in the region. In fact, from New York, where he is already, he opened in the USA and spoke about two allied and friendly countries, whose relations were based on common values, common interests and a deeply rooted history.
At the same time, the Turkish president is trying to close, where he had opened in the past, for example with Egypt. The rapprochement continues, as Ankara’s ardent desire does not open a debate on the delimitation of maritime zones in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Tripartite Greece – Cyprus – Egypt on Thursday
It should be noted, however, that Cairo maintains excellent relations with Athens and Nicosia. In fact, a tripartite meeting with the Foreign Ministers of Greece, the Republic of Cyprus and Egypt will take place on Thursday in New York. Earlier, Nikos Dendias will have a four-on-four with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh SukriThe
At the same time, the Turkish president continues to keep his eyes on Libya, as he remains in the infamous “memorandum” on maritime zones. This was evident from the harassment of the research ship Naval Geographic which conducts research – concerning the mapping of the possible course of the pipeline East Med – in an area east of Crete.
With these data, the meeting of the Greek Prime Minister with the Forerunner of the Libyan Presidential Council is expected with particular interest. Mohamed Menfi in New York. It is recalled that the country is in a transitional stage, as after many years of civil war, the way was opened for elections to be held at the end of the year.
In essence, the Greek side responds with a diplomatic marathon to the barrage of Turkish provocations, which has been manifesting itself lately. On Friday o K. Mitsotakis will address the General Assembly of United Nations, while in the meantime he will have a significant circle of contacts (for example he will meet with the UN Secretary General An. Guterres)
Then Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be in France for the exhibition “Paris-Athens: Birth of Modern Greece” at the Louvre Museum. In fact, in the French capital she will have a meeting with him Emanuel Macron, who is recalled to be in Athens on Friday for the EUMED (Mediterranean Summit) Summit.
Loaded is his agenda Nikos Dendias, who is already in New York and has a circle of contacts. The quadripartite meeting with the Foreign Ministers of Israel and Cyprus, as well as the US Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland, which will take place on Friday, stands out.
It should be noted that the Prime Minister will have a meeting today at the Maximos Palace with the Mayors of Athens and Istanbul, Mr. Bakoyannis and Mr. Imamoglou. Ekrem Imamoglu is only popular in the neighboring country and it is characteristic that he recently reported that if the Turkish president had an opponent in the upcoming elections, he would have lost by a significant margin. It is recalled that Turkey will go to the polls in 2023 – if there were no surprises in the coming years – and the polls so far are anything but favorable for Mr. Erdogan.
This may be linked to the Turkish president’s attempt to rekindle tensions in the region. Yesterday, as part of an exercise carried out by the neighboring country, there were parables of the national airspace. Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendia instructed the Greek embassy in Ankara to protest against illegal fishing by Turkish fishing boats in our territorial waters. It is essentially a cycle of challenges, which are not procured or do not do in the next period.
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