Yesterday (5/1) the announcements of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the response of the climate of Athens reflect a great freeze between Greece – Turkey while exploratory contacts remain inactive. The Cold War climate is exacerbated by their daily inflammatory statements Turkish officials who receive responses from Athens and notifications to international actors – for example Mr. Dendias did not leave the opportunity to report on all the Turkish provocative actions of recent weeks in his telephone communication with US Undersecretary of State made on the occasion in Ukraine.
In fact, the American Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs expressed her support for Greece via twitter, in the aftermath of her communication with Nikos Dendias. “I spoke with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias about the crucial role that Greece plays in promoting security and stability throughout Europe,” she wrote. Mr. Sherman.
At the Palace of Queen Sophia there is intense annoyance for her targeting the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister which is not in line with the usual diplomatic practice and was pointed out by the representative of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Alexandros Papaioannou. “It is really unfortunate that the Turkish Foreign Ministry is violating this inviolable rule and launching baseless and unsubstantiated accusations against government officials of other countries, such as the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Greece,” Papaevanou wrote yesterday. wrote his Turkish counterpart, Tanju Bligits.
“The contradictory statements made almost daily by the Greek Turkish Foreign Minister are popularly strong, have nothing to do with reality and do not serve peace and stability. “This delusion of Dendias is another proof that Greece prefers tension by seeking help from third parties and creating artificial alliances against Turkey.”
Athens sees a competition of Turkish officials for who could be more aggressive towards Greece and includes it in the quasi-election campaign of the neighboring country but also in the annoyance caused in Ankara by the continuous diplomatic openings of Athens. The period of prolonged instability that Turkey is experiencing forces the diplomatic service to examine what is being said in terms not of internal consumption but mainly of its political survival. Erdogan’s government.
At the same time, the opposition is gaining ground in foreign policy issues, with the result that verbal tension is not included. Ankara seems to have been annoyed by the presence of the Saudi Foreign Minister in Athens yesterday, but items such as Prince Mohammed bin Salman, after his visit to Turkey, will also come to Greece for meetings with the Prime Minister. Mr. Dendiamoi to continue his double missions with the visit to Nigeria and Angola (January 9-11) but also the visit to France next week where together with Nikos Panayotopoulos they will meet with the French counterparts Le Drian and Parley.