Greek-Turkish Relations During the Greek Crisis: The Impact of the Crisis on Partnership Efforts



The deep and long-standing economic recession in Greece paved the way for a severe crisis with unexpected socio-political and international consequences for the Greek people. Greek foreign policy towards Turkey, an important actor in the Eastern Mediterranean and neighbor, is not exempted from this general tendency that rules the Greek state’s affairs. The economic impasse that Athens has experienced in its domestic affairs since 2009 affects Greece’s status in the international system. It is a commonplace to say that the economic strength or weakness of a state affects its efficiency in the conduct of domestic and international politics alike. The role that the economy plays as a link between the two spheres is of considerable importance, since economic affairs hold a central place among the factors that determine a state’s overall power.


Foreign Policy National Sovereignty Bilateral Relation Turkish State Greek Government 
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