While Turkey Provokes Greece, NATO, EU Look The Other Way, thenationalherald.com

Able to block NATO – which requires consensus among members – and with the European Union afraid he’ll flood the bloc with more refugees and migrants through Greece, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is getting a free pass from both.

That’s the feeling, said The New York Times in a feature, from diplomats and analysts as the belligerent Erdogan, ruling Turkey like a quasi-dictatorship, keeps sending fighter jets and warships to violate Greek airspace and waters where he plans to send energy drill ships – just as he’s doing off Cyprus with no one moving to stop him.

Greek Prime Minister and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ calls for the EU to hammer Turkey with hard sanctions were politely ignored after the bloc’s leaders – nearly apologizing for even thinking of getting tough – issued only soft sanctions for the drilling off Cyprus, which he promptly ignored. Läs artikel