Greece and Regional Dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean



In the last decade, Turkey has been perceived, both in Greece and Israel, as assuming a leading role in the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean through economic and political as well as ideological influence. Israel, in particular, feels alienated from Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi (AKP) policy towards political Islam, and isolated in the region. As a result, its political elite is in search of new alliances in the Eastern Mediterranean. Meanwhile, Greece’s strategic concerns are heavily influenced by the inability of the European Union (EU) to build a comprehensive and integrated solution to the economic and social crisis in the European South and the poor results yielded by the Europeanisation of Greek-Turkish relations in terms of resolving bilateral territorial disputes in the Aegean or over the Cyprus issue.


European Union Middle East Arab World Exclusive Economic Zone Muslim Brotherhood 
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  1. 1.Political Science and I. R.University of PeloponneseCorinth,Greece

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