Turkey has become an adversarial partner of the EU as the result of several international disagreements and the worsening state of Turkish democracy under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Still, both parties are signaling for new cooperation based on mutual interests in fields such as migration and the economy.
Turkish-Greek maritime disputes in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean Seas have a long and complex historical and legal background, yet contrary to common understanding, certain less-known international legal principles favour Turkey
Today, Ankara is largely seen as an aggressor in Eastern Mediterranean territorial disputes; however, its claims do have merit like Greek ones, even if its cries fall upon deaf ears after years of President Erdogan’s foreign policy blunders
Turkish foreign and security policy adventurism has seen an unprecedented rise under the AKP, but in order to preserve its vital interests Turkey should return to its cautious and impartial roots