Watching Greek television news reports yesterday was like a deja vu experience. The headlines were about Ms. Merkel’s 6 Greek hours and how they were presented in the foreign media and how the Greek Media interpreted her silences or pauses disregarding what she actually said which was what she has been saying in the last two weeks!

On the other hand, the visit of Mr.Davutoglu, Turkey’s Foreign Affairs Minister, was considerably played down and with good cause.

Mr.Davutoglou’s visit had no tangible results on any level. There were no decisions announced either on the declaration of the EEZ by the Greek government or on the issue of illegal immigration which currently originates mostly through Turkish channels.It should be noted though that since it is more than obvious that cooperation and friendly relations are imperative for the benefit of both countries all contacts are worthy of note and should be put to good use.