AL JAZEERA: Why Turkey, Greece remain on collision course over Aegean islands

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Period20 Jun 2022

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  • TitleWhy Turkey, Greece remain on collision course over Aegean islands
    Media name/outletAl Jazeera
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date20/06/22
    DescriptionAnkara’s interpretation hence creates a complex situation concerning sovereign rights in the East Aegean, Dimitris Papadimitriou, professor of politics at the University of Manchester, told Al Jazeera.

    “The status of the Aegean islands regarding their ‘demilitarisation’ is a complex legal issue, and the two sides have very different interpretations regarding the obligations that emanate from these treaties. Given the current climate of mistrust, it is difficult to imagine how a bilateral negotiation in order to find a common language could succeed,” he said.
    URLhttps://www.aljazeera.com/features/2022/6/20/why-turkey-greece-remain-on-collision-course-over-aegean-islands
    PersonsDimitris Papadimitriou

Keywords

  • Greece
  • Turkey
  • international politics