Greek media reviews meeting between Obama and Karamanlis
Monday, 06 April 2009

Greek dailies in Monday’s editions put an accent and report about reactions from first meeting between Greek PM Kostas Karamanlis and US President Barack Obama in Strasbourg whose agenda included mutual relations, the relations of Greece with Macedonia and Turkey as well as Cypriot issue.

“Greece and US more closer, the meeting of the two leaders in Strasbourg contributed to improvement of the Greek – American relations,” reads the headline of newspaper “Apogevmatini.”

Newspaper notes that the US President Barack Obama assessed the cooperation with Greece in energy sphere as “decisive” in surpassing the economic crisis and combating terrorism.

Newspaper “Vradini” comments that prior to meeting with Karamanlis, US President Obama poured “cold water” on Greek side categorically informing that US policy towards Macedonia will not be changed.

“Erdogan – US sheriff, Turkey raised in strategic partner to US in the region,” reads “Ethnos” daily referring that US President Obama in Strasbourg called European leaders to accept Turkey as full-fledged EU member.

“Elefteros typos” daily notes that Erdogan and Gul threatened to ruin the session of NATO summit if they do not receive dividends from Rasmussen election of the position of Alliance’s Secretary General.

Daily comments that European were annoyed by geopolitical bridge between Washington and Ankara whose corner stone should be laid with today’s visit of the US President Obama to Turkey. //04.06.09 MiNa


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