Nato allies Greece and Turkey at daggers drawn over Kardak islets in the Aegean

by on 16 Μαΐου 2018

Will brinkmanship between old rivals spiral out of control on the shores of Europe? Anthee Carassava and Hannah Lucinda Smith examine the historical and political factors at play

Τhe goats that graze on the Kardak islets four miles off the coast of Turkey used to enjoy peace and solitude. Now they are often startled by human activity and even gunfire.

Low-flying fighter jets roar by, frigates make threatening circles around the coastline, and the goats that are sole custodians of the uninhabited islets are occasionally joined by men in uniform.

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