After a five-year hiatus marked by increasingly heated disputes over offshore energy exploitation rights that pushed several NATO allies into an arms race and to the brink of war, Greece and Turkey have resumed talks in an attempt to avert further military escalation in the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean. A lot hangs in the balance, including EU-Turkey relations, which continue to be dogged by disagreements over migrants and refugees, Cyprus and sanctions, to name but a few. Do the talks between Greece and Turkey constitute a real window of opportunity to abandon the existing lines of confrontation? Can solutions be found in the framework of international law? Can the EU and Turkey bury the hatchet and resume accession negotiations?
Join us for a debate with Dora Bakoyannis, Ilke Toygür and Sinan Ulgen where we will delve deeper into these matters.