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Turkish-Greek standoff over Aegean islets continues

Disagreements over the fate of suspected Gulenist officers in Greece and the status of disputed Aegean Sea islands continue to chill Turkish-Greek relations.

Are Greece and Turkey going back to the future?

Following the Greek Supreme Court’s refusal to grant the Turkish government’s request for the extradition of suspected Gulenist officers who allegedly took part in the failed coup attempt of July 15-16, 2016, and Turkish Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar’s visit to the disputed Kardak islets in the Aegean Sea Jan. 29, old tensions between Athens and Ankara resurfaced.

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