Athens, Greece – Amidst scandal Greek aggressions and provocations in Aegean and Mediterranean, European Council meets in Brussels on December 10-11, 2020. The background of Greece’ s harsh rhetoric towards Germany lies the fact that it will not receive serious results against Turkey before the European Council meeting on December 10-11, 2020.
The threatening statements of the Greek and Greek Cypriot duo, desperate to capture and take the EU hostage, have become increasingly intense over the past few weeks, so this is not an unexpected development. Germany is indeed the target: Germany is Europe’s heavyweight power, responsible for the six-month rotating presidency of the Council of Europe, and has offered to mediate supposedly to calm Turkey. Under Normal circumstances, no Greek government can risk damaging ties with Germany.
Therefore, it is clear that Turkey’s decision to make a statement about Germany’s responsibility for the apparent tolerance shown to Greece’s constant aggression and provocations stems from a sense of continuing common political vision. In fact, Greece’s pressure on Germany is related to the possible decision on European sanctions against Turkey, which will be taken at the upcoming European Union summit on 10-11 December 2020. Greece is already pushing for strict sanctions that would damage Turkey’s economy, and Germany’s apparent reluctance to take steps in that direction has been disappointing.
Greece knows that EU’s chances of imposing sanctions on Turkey at its December 10-11, 2020 summit are limited. Unless France shows its determination to rock the German ship (along with Spain, Italy and Hungary), the EU may continue to impose some senseless penalties for the sake of appearances. What the Greek government is really after is a German embargo on arms sales to Turkey. Greece is extremely worried, as it is expected to deliver the first of six German-built submarines to Turkey. The new submarines will significantly change the balance of naval power in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean.
Turkey is accordingly adapting its own political strategy for the upcoming EU Summit. Turkey knows very well that Greece can only fool European governments who want to be deceived. Greece is approaching EU governments with familiar Byzantine intrigues, separating Turkey from the rest of Europe with allegations of constantly renewed aggression and provocations against European capitals. And it also warns Germany to change its policy of understanding, tolerance and cooperation towards Turkey.
Meanwhile, the German parliament in the debate over illegal Turkish cargo ship at the Mediterranean, the Greek commander the inspection of the request and to the ongoing cases of wild turkey from the Aegean are just warning messages pushbacks of refugees to Germany and the EU governments. Without Turkey, the EU is desperate for continental security in its self-defense against Russia. However, Turkey and the EU have economic, military and strategic opportunities that complement each other.