March, 2016 Greece

Alan Schneider, Director, B’nai B’rith World Center – Jerusalem
Over the last two months, B’nai B’rith International has been at the cusp of an important emerging diplomatic development in the turbulent area of the Eastern Mediterranean—the establishment of a regional geopolitical consensus among the only three stable democracies in the area: Israel, Greece and Cyprus.

Guy Verhofstadt, theguardian

Our increasingly divided and desperate European leaders are failing to deliver an effective collective response to the escalating refugee crisis. Instead of devising a strategy to protect those fleeing the barbarity of Assad, Islamic State (Isis) and the Russian air force, EU leaders are obsessed with devising a system to “stem the flow” – in other words to push desperate refugees back into the Aegean sea.

Today's Zaman
Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan has said that Turkey has been in discussion with Greek authorities to open a Turkish Cooperation and Development Agency(TİKA) office in Greece.
Speaking in Parliament on Sunday, Akdoğan said a bilateral agreement is required for TİKA to open a liaison office in a foreign country and maintained that Turkey has discussed the opening of a TİKA office in Greece with Greek officials.