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In case you missed it, #Turkey backed down, and pulled its ship Aruc Reis back to Antalya.
As I stated before zillion times, #Erdogan only understands unity and stern redlines.
Many criticised #Greece for insisting that #Turkey must stop aggressive actions, before starting any talks on #EastMed crisis— But it was the right move.
#Erdogan does not appreciate weakness
Many credit the US for the latest backdown of #Turkey and withdrawal of #ArucReis back to Antalya.
That is only partially true.
Indeed @SecPompeo’s visit to #Cyprus sent a crucial message, but so as the Corsica meeting, and #Greece defiance.
Collective act
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Read my latest on the #EastMed crisis between #Turkey and #Greece and #France
"For Erdogan’s Turkey, a strong EU that imposes sanctions on Turkey will shatter President Erdogan’s dystopian myth, cultivated for years among his Arab and muslim followers."
#Erdogan’s European appeasers may not be aware how Aruc Reis was actually a historic figure —a pirate who shopped for loyalty until he joined Selim I — one of #Erdogan’s favourite Ottoman Sultans…

#Erdogan sees #France’s @EmmanuelMacron as a modern version of Emperor Charles V King, whose forces eventually killed his legendary seaman Oruç Reis.…

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