Greece and Turkey Thrash Out Differences at the Conference Table.

Greece and Turkey Thrash Out Differences at the Conference Table.

Europe, News, Politics
During the past year relations between Turkey and Greece have simmered just below a boil, with both sides accusing the other of breaches of faith, borders, and intent. Provocative exchanges between the two countries are nothing new -- ever since the end of World War Two the two sovereign nations have rattled sabers at each other as regular as clockwork over a number of perceived insults and threats. But last Friday the Turkish Foregin Ministry appeared to be willing to turn down the rhetoric a wee bit, as it issued a diplomatic communique to Greece calling for ‘sustained dialogue in lieu of armed confrontation’ in matters of disputed territory and fishing rights. Fishing in the eastern Mediterranean has been a sore spot between the two countries, more so now than…
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Scotland Wants Its Own Brexit.

Scotland Wants Its Own Brexit.

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Over three years of battles, bumps, and bruises comes to an end this month in Great Britain, as the country finally prepares to initiate Plan Brexit, leaving the European Union for one and for all. But the country’s problems will be far from over when the separation takes place at the end of the month. Currently Britain also faces a stor.my future, and maybe another ‘divorce,’ as it confronts a Scotland that is no longer much enamored of staying part of the United Kingdom. Scottish leader Ms. Nicola Sturgeon is demanding the right to hold a Scottish referendum to see if the country’s five million residents still want to remain a part of Great Britain. The Prime Minister of Great Britain, the always-confrontational Boris Johnson, has flatly refused to grant…
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