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Athanasopoulos, Aggelos

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To Vima Online - Greece | 30/11/2015

"Twittergate" typical of Tsipras

Critical tweets about the downing of a Russian fighter jet by the Turkish military were sent from Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's Twitter account during the EU summit on Sunday. Tsipras's press agency has said that the tweets were mistakenly sent by employees. The liberal online paper To Vima accuses Tsipras and his team of habitual imprudence on foreign affairs: "Clearly he wanted to play the wise guy, writing about jumpy Turkish pilots on Twitter. … The Greek prime minister may consider himself an expert on internal party intrigues, but in foreign policy you have to be careful. … The worst thing about it is that Tsipras reacted in the same way he always does when he has said something wrong in public: he withdrew his comment and tried to cover up the affair. … When it comes to foreign policy Mr Tsipras and his closest advisers should be more cautious, keep themselves up to date and talk less."

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