- Dec 14, 2022
Honestly what we have now is close to mini cold war..Glad to read it, I agree too.....
when your country officially disputes the Treaty of Lausanne, it reproduces maximalist narratives like "Mavi Vatan" and "EGAYDAAK", its planes fly over Greek islands, we have events like this one in Farmakonissi, it supports organizations like "National Resistance of Western Thrace"..... .......
then in practice, it violates what you and I do not want.
For Greece this new crisis start in 2018-19 when Erdogan disputes the Treaty of Lausanne, Make EEZ agreement with UN recognized Libyan govermant and send searching ships to EastMed..
But for Turkey it start in 2016 when Turkey was in chaos and make operations in Syria against ISIS.. Egypt,Israel,Cyprus and Greece decide to creat an allience in East Med. They creat new economic forum and military allience with Medusa exercises close to Turkish coast than they invite foreign energy companies to the region and leave no other choice to Turkey but to accept Sevilla map.
There was no way that Turkey would refuse any negotiations at that time with Greece but those countries didnt want it...
If we could make a deal at that time, Europe would use the NatGas from EastMed and this region would be like new Arabian gulf.. EEZ is not our only problem ofc not but solving most importand problem would make easier to solve other ones like Cyprus and 6-12 mile issue
This type of MAP would be good solution for both side.
Main reasons of all this problems are EEZ.. Overflights, İslands, Western Thrace etc. are just extra for gunboat diplomacy.. There is no chance of peace with Erdogan now but I know next govermant will try to start negotiations with Greece and I realy hope we can find solution than..