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Greek-Turkish rapprochement under New Democracy

Ker-Lindsay, James (2007) Greek-Turkish rapprochement under New Democracy. The International Spectator, 42 (2). pp. 237-247. ISSN 0393-2729

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Abstract

New Democracy's victory in the March 2004 Greek elections immediately raised questions about the continued development of the process of rapprochement between Greece and Turkey, which had started five years earlier in 1999. However, concerns were misplaced. The incoming administration made it clear that it intended to maintain the policy of détente. Like the previous PASOK government, it sought to minimise the role of Cyprus as a factor in bilateral relations and continued to support Turkey's membership of the European Union. Where differences did arise between New Democracy and PASOK, they appeared to be more a result of the differing styles of George Papandreou and Petros Molyviatis, the two foreign ministers, than as a result of any significant disparity in basic foreign policy principles.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/03932729.as...
Additional Information: © 2007 Istituto Affari Internazionali
Library of Congress subject classification: D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Research centres and groups > Hellenic Observatory
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2009 15:08
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/24775/

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