Turkey and Greece: Escalation in the Aegean
The Baltic-Eastern Mediterranean zone which divides the European peninsula from the rest of Eurasia is becoming dangerously unstable. Last week there were reports that the row between Ankara and Athens had evolved into a more aggressive stage with the danger of direct military confrontation. This time, it was not about traditional insults and threats. If before there were mere diplomatic and political disputes over many issues, harming relations between these two neighboring countries, the escalation ladder is now becoming highly unpredictable.