"European politicians need the Turkish bogeyman to dispel their own nightmares. In recent years, we have been watching them condemn Tayyip Erdoğan’s autocracy and clash with him or his ministers, seeking for easy headlines. And sadly they have had a lot of opportunities: Turkey is ruled by presidential decrees, plenty of journalists have been put in jail, tens of thousands of civil servants have lost their jobs". Article of M. Kyrkos published in the Progressive Post.
"Turkey's position in the world must combine with Europe's but that cannot happen unless Turkey decides that it is so", Vice-Chair of the Delegation on EU-Turkey relations Miltiadis Kyrkos stated. For years, Turkey and the EU have cooperated on issues such as trade, migration and NATO.
On December 8th, 2017, M. Kyrkos organised an event called "Psychoactive Substances Use In Greece", focusing on harm reduction policies. The event was supported by S&D and took place in Radisson Blu Park Hotel in Athens. Dialogue between civil society and public bodies was promoted. Policy experts, users, ex-users, civil society, public bodies, streatworks and all related stakeholders were invited to speak and participate.