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Turkish president Erdogan on collision course

By Kati Piri / 10 November, 2020

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to be on a collision course with many of his country’s partners, including the European Union and, in particular, Greece, Cyprus and France. He has been pursuing the role of an independent but powerful actor in the Middle East and beyond, but foreign policy...

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Greece: why is SYRIZA set to lose the election – the role of KINAL

By Panagiotis Ioakeimidis / 4 July, 2019

The upcoming parliamentary elections in Greece on July 7th will most probably result in big political change. According to opinion polls and the outcome of the recent European elections, the governing left-wing Syriza coalition will lose power by a  large margin of approximately ten percent to the conservative New Democracy...

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The lost art of consensus: polarisation, tension and conflict in the upcoming Greek elections

By Marilena Koppa / 4 July, 2019

The Progressive camp in Greece is in a deep and protracted crisis. Even if SYRIZA’s hegemony at the left side of the political spectrum seems established, fragmentation, tensions and old enmities make an alliance of progressive forces very difficult. The European elections of June 2019 were a major blow to...

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Even with the European Union having its eyes wide shut, Turkey will not disappear

By Miltiadis Kyrkos / 5 July, 2018

European politicians need the Turkish bogeyman to dispel their own nightmares. In recent years, we have been watching them condemn Tayyip Erdoğan’s autocracy and clash with him or his ministers, seeking for easy headlines. And sadly they have had a lot of opportunities: Turkey is ruled by presidential decrees, plenty...

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