But according to Abu Nawar’s opinion, which he gave to the episode “Beyond the News” on (29/08/2020), war may break out at any moment in the region, if any of the parties to the crisis commits an unintended mistake.
In this context, Abu Nawar indicated that Turkey could have shot down the Greek planes that entered its airspace, but it did not do so because it practically does not want war, and therefore it has not given its orders to the Turkish soldiers to fire at Greek targets until the moment.
Abu Nawar affirmed his conviction in Turkey's desire to resolve the controversial issues regarding energy sources in the Mediterranean through dialogue, without conceding its rights to any party, but he questioned the sincerity of European efforts to resolve the dispute by peaceful means, indicating that the Europeans, and specifically France - which has sided with Greece - views the dispute with Turkey in some way. Personal enmity with the person of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in addition to the geographic and political character that the Turkish-Greek dispute took on the waters of the Mediterranean.
He denounced the alignment of countries unrelated to the matter alongside Greece in this crisis, such as the United Arab Emirates, and criticized Egypt's intervention in the crisis, and said that Cairo, by signing the maritime border demarcation agreement with Greece, had lost much of its energy share, which it would have had had it waited for an agreement. Greece and Turkey to demarcate the maritime border between them.
Although Abu Nawar confirmed that Turkey is keen to resolve the dispute peacefully, he indicated that it is in Greece’s interest not to escalate to the point of going to war, indicating that the military difference between it and Turkey is not in its interest at all.
In turn, Al-Anani criticized Cairo's hastening to sign the demarcation of the maritime border with Greece, stressing that this agreement deprived Egypt of many of its rights in the waters of the Mediterranean, in return he confirmed that the Libyan-Turkish agreement, which Cairo objected to, guaranteed its rights in the waters of the Mediterranean, and as for the UAE dragging the crisis, he emphasized that Its only purpose is to confront Turkey.
Al-Anani agreed with Abu Nawar to rule out the outbreak of war in the region, and described the ongoing political escalation as an endeavor by the parties to improve their positions and consolidate their gains before going to the negotiating table.
But the question that Al-Anani raised is who will persuade Greece and Turkey to go to dialogue? In light of what he called semi-European bias towards the Greek position, with the exception of Germany, which seeks a political solution to the crisis.
The political science professor ruled out that the current US administration would intervene in this crisis, indicating that US President Donald Trump seems convinced to refer this file to the Europeans.