confrontational erdoğan stuns greek hosts on athens visit /

Published at 2017-12-07 19:55:36

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Turkish leader jettisoned diplomatic niceties during meetings that were supposed to cement ties between the rivalsWhat had been billed a groundbreaking visit to Greece,the first by a Turkish president in 65 years, turned into a verbal theatre of war as Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and flouting the niceties of diplomacy,crossed an array of red lines.
Disputes that had lain dormant – not least the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne delineating the borders between the two nations – were prised open with brutal force on Thursday by Erdoğan on the first day of a historic visit dominated by the leader’s unpredictability. Continue reading...

Source: theguardian.com