Increasing Presence of China in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: An Examination of Greece and Turkey



Anahtar Kelimeler:

China, Eastern Mediterranean, Peaceful Rise, Developmental Peace


This study aims to present a context for China's presence in the Eastern Mediterranean region by examining the relations between Turkey and Greece, which are two competing states of the region, with China. The article demonstrates that China is following ‘peaceful rise’ and ‘developmental peace’ strategies to increase its presence in the region. China’s ‘peaceful rise’ and ‘developmental peace’ strategies in the Eastern Mediterranean is based on its economic activities in the region. This study claims that China is becoming more powerful actor in the eastern Mediterranean and dispute between Greece and Turkey do not create a threat to its increasing presence since China continues its presence based on economic activities such as the BRI in the region.


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