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Turkey’s diplomacy over the years has been based on provocation to Western countries.
Relations with Qatar
Qatar’s relationship with Turkey was strengthened during the financial embargo by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Turkey then took advantage of the situation to close a supply deal for the Qatar market in exchange for a military base, and then Qatar boosted Turkey’s economy with petrodollars as the West had declared a financial war. All of the above happened during the US-Turkey crisis.
Relations with Russia
To draw the West’s attention, Turkey is turning its diplomacy and defense towards Russia by purchasing equipment, the S400, and by training the Turks in nuclear technology to build a nuclear power plant.
Relations with Israel, Pakistan and India
Turkey knows its relationship with Israel has come to an end after Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election. So it turned its attention to Islamic states where there was a common enemy Israel. It also strengthened its cooperation with India, which paved the way for Turkey to get in return for Pakistan’s defense plans. For its part, Pakistan, as a nuclear country, will also assist Turkey in its plant and defense industry. I would also like to point out the role played by Turkey in the tension that existed between Qatar and Pakistan. Qatar had closed its airspace to Pakistan. However, Turkey mediated and the matter was resolved.
Turkey’s relations with all the abovementioned countries have given it defense cooperation and religious allies.
The role of Commander in Chief Haftar and the disputed agreement with Libya
And so diplomacy found that Commander in Chief Haftar, who controls most of Libya, has no Western allies – other than France – that could help his government fight the supply of arms by Turkey to Tripoli, which is internationally recognized.
As for Greece’s relations with Haftar, I should point out the following:
1. In his Military Staff there area graduates from Greek military schools, and he is also a graduate of a Greek military school.
2. It should be noted that the General has prevented illegal immigration.
3. He fought and annihilated ISIS from the territories that are under his control.
The Greek authorities were aware of all Turkey’s moves under Tripoli’s regime. But they have not decided to join public relations with the general because most countries in the world have recognized Tripoli’s status.
As a result, Turkey will make this mammoth deal that have been discussed during last week. And the Libyan parliament will reject it. So it seemed that Greece’s immediate reaction worked.
The Prime Minister brings everyone to Europe and NATO to take their responsibilities and stands up against the provocation of neighbors. Turkey is trying to debate Greece about the EEZ, a move that Greek diplomacy must prevent.
With the Mayor of Athens Costas Bakoyannis was met on Tuesday, November 19, the advisor on immigration policy and organized crime, Jean Daniel Colombani.
The scheduled meeting was held at the Mayor’s office in Kotzia Square. The agenda of the discussion included Immigration – Refugee Issue, delinquency in the centre of Athens, as well as the organization of the Municipal Police through new technologies.Mr Colombani initially presented to the Mayor of Athens specific proposals on the above mentioned issues while they both agreed to meet again.
From the Press Office
Meeting with the Deputy Mayor of Culture, Tourism Development and International Relations of Lamia Municipality Amalia Pontika on Monday 18 November had the advisοr on immigration policy and organized crime, Jean Daniel Colombani. The meeting, which took place in a particularly warm climate due to their long-standing friendship, was held at Mr. Colombani’s political office in Agia Paraskevi.
Issues concerning the Municipal Authority of the region and especially to the citizens of Lamia were on the agenda of the debate. They exchanged views on cultural activities and there was also a discussion on the international relations of this municipality with other cities abroad. At the same time they focused on the Refugee – Migration issue, as Fthiotida has been home to a large number of immigrants for years. At the end of the meeting, Mr Colombani informed Mrs Pontika that his visit to Lamia would be accombanied by a tour to areas where refugees and immigrants reside.
From the Press Office
The Mayor of Nea Philadelphia – Nea Halkidona Yannis Vouros met on Friday, November 14, Mr Jean Daniel Colombani, Migration and Organized Crime Advisor. During the highly constructive meeting, issues related to the Refugee Issue were discussed, while an informative workshop was planned on the occasion of World Migration Day on 18 December.
Mr Colombani, who has also served as president of the Association of Greek Migrants, briefed Mr. Vouros on the problems that have recently arisen with refugees and immigrants, as well as on the situation in reception centers. In addition, among other things, he conveyed the concerns of immigrants who have already been living in the country in recent years, the difficulties with the asylum and the repatriation. There was an exchange of views between the Mayor and Mr. Colombani on ways to find solutions to these phenomena at local level as well.
The debate also extended to issues related to crime stemming from illegal immigration. Mr Vouros and Mr Colombani renewed their appointment for December while agreeing on frequent communication on Migration – Refugee as well as organized crime issues.
From the Press Office
Learning the Greek language and generally the education and training of refugees and immigrants in Greece, were the core of the meeting at the Ministry of Education on Thursday, November 14, with Migration and Organized Crime Advisor Jean Daniel Colombani and the General Secretary of Vocational Education, Training and Lifelong Learning, Giorgos Voutsinos.
Mr Colombani expressed to the General Secretary his concern regarding the problem faced by newcomers and already settled refugees and immigrants in Greece, regarding the lack of education. He also stressed that the existing structures have been proved problematic since, according to the available data, they are not functioning properly, and the necessary actions have not been taken to inform migrants of that choice. As Mr Colombani pointed out to Mr Voutsinos, the phenomenon of reduced education creates greater problems for immigrant societies, which sometimes lead to delinquency.
During this constructive meeting, there was also an exchange of views, from both sides, on resolving such issues that are proved important for the future living of refugees and immigrants in the country.
They also renewed their appointments and agreed to frequent communication on issues related to the education and training of migrants and refugees.
From the Press Office
(Ελληνικά) Συνάντηση με τον Γ.Γ. Απόδημου Ελληνισμού για θέματα των Ελλήνων της διασποράς