Panel discussion - Greek-Turkish tensions: Impending conflict?
Tensions have been growing between Greece and Turkey since the failed coup attempt in 2015. The eight Turkish soldiers who were accused of involvement in the coup attempt sought refuge in Greece. Despite the extradition demands of Turkey, Greek courts refused to hand over the soldiers claiming that there is sound evidence they might not get a fair trial. The antagonism recently escalated when Turkey jailed two Greek coastal guards accusing them of being spies. The countries are also at odds with each other over planned drilling for gas off the coast of Cyprus. The dogfights over the Aegean have intensified and the hostile rhetoric has been on the increase. The SEESOX panel will discuss the deterioration of Greek Turkish relations from different perspectives including domestic politics, the June 2018 elections in Turkey, the impact of the war in Syria, economic problems in both countries and the role of the European Union and NATO.
Date: 30 April 2018, 17:00 (Monday, 2nd week, Trinity 2018)
Venue: St Antony's College - North Site
Venue Details: Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HR
Speakers: Othon Anastasakis (St Antony's College, University of Oxford), Ezgi Başaran (St Antony's College, Oxford), Mehmet Karli (Centre for International Studies, Oxford), Katerina Dalacoura (LSE), Kalypso Nicolaidis (St Antony's College), Yaprak Gursoy (Ashton University)
Organising department: European Studies Centre
Organiser: Julie Adams (St Antony's College, University of Oxford)
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Hosts: Ezgi Başaran (St Antony's College, Oxford), Othon Anastasakis (St Antony's College, University of Oxford)
Part of: South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX)
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Public
Editor: Julie Adams