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U.S. control of Alexandroupolis Port will not help to protect Greece from Turkey

Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst   The Greek Private Asset Utilization Fund (HRADF) will sell a 67% stake of Alexandroupolis Port in northern Greece near the border with Turkey and Bulgaria. Two American companies are believed to be interested in the deal. Selling a port of strategic importance to U.S. companies, coupled with the availability of the…

Newly strengthened Albanian political power in North Macedonia will not lead to a Greater...

By Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst… North Macedonia conducted elections on July 15 that were originally scheduled for April 12 but were postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. On August 18, the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) and the Democratic Union for Integration (DUI) reached a deal to establish a coalition government that gave…

Israeli-Emirati peace deal is a major blow to Turkey’s regional ambitions

By Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst…  Yesterday, one of the most unexpected geopolitical manoeuvres took place that no one was expecting. U.S. President Donald Trump went to Twitter to announce that Washington’s “two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates” made a “Historic Peace Agreement.” In years past, there would have been widespread condemnation across the…

Turkey marks 100 years since Treaty of Sèvres to renew hostilities with Greece

Submitted by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst…  Yesterday marked the 100-year anniversary from when the Treaty of Sèvres was signed. The Treaty of Sèvres saw the Ottoman Empire dismembered, with Greece, Syria and Armenia gaining old lost lands, an independent Kurdistan established, and France, Britain and Italy having zones of influence in former Ottoman territories.…

Macron sides with Greece & Cyprus, WARNS Turkey, as Russia moves into Libya (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the dangerous situation developing in Libya, and the entire Mediterranean region as France’s Macron is calling for EU sanctions targeting Turkey and Erdogan’s brazen ‘violations’ in Greek waters. Support Free Speech: Subscribe to The Duran on YouTube – Find us on BitChute. The Duran Audio Podcast:Follow on Soundcloud – Subscribe…

Greece counters Turkey in EASTMED with Italy & Egypt alliance. Part 2 (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss a flurry of diplomacy and counter moves from the Greek government aimed at foiling aggressive Turkish claims in the Eastern Mediterranean, including signing deals to demarcate Exclusive Economic Zones with Italy and possibly Egypt next week. Support Free Speech: Subscribe to The Duran on YouTube – Find us…

Libya and the EastMed pipeline. Part 1 (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the unfolding conflict in Libya which has taken a turn towards Turkey’s favor as Erdogan’s intervention in the conflict has now pushed Egypt to search for a diplomatic, power-sharing, solution to the brutal civil war. Meanwhile Erdogan said Turkey would step-up its cooperation with the Tripoli…

Greek-Italian maritime deal disrupts Turkey’s endeavour for East Mediterranean dominance

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst… Greece and Italy signed a historic agreement yesterday that demarcates the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) of the two countries in the Ionian Sea. The agreement signed between Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio has many ramifications in the entire Eastern…
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Will Turkey contract its militarism because of its economic problems?

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst… A report by New Economy found that “Turkey had significant foreign exchange outflows” because of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s costly wars. The report also found that “Turkey’s probability of bankruptcy is extremely high,” along with its three big banks of Garanti, Akbank and the Mustafa Kemal…

Der Spiegel supports Turkish propaganda against Greece, but there are major ‘holes’ in their...

Submitted by Paul Antonopoulos via Greek City Times… “The Killing of a Migrant at the Greek-Turkish Border.” This was the title of Germany’s Der Spiegel article that had many ‘holes’ in its narrative, despite the insistence by one of its authors, Giorgos Christidis, that there is “little doubt he was killed by a Greek bullet.” Little doubt? I would…
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