Good relations between Bild’s chief editor Kai Diekmann with German Chancellor Angela Merkel is no secret, nor is the fact that he sits on the board of the Turkish mass daily Hurriyet.
The high-powered and ever-controversial media executive has also in the past spoken with compassion on things … Hellenic, more-or-less calling for the country’s return to a national currency, so as to “avoid hassles”.
“Is probably best for Greece” is the title of the article written by Diekmann to emphasize his point for a return to the drachma — or even the … rentenmark!
The soulful comments about what’s best for another country and the manifestation of the tabloid’s “soft spot” for the country are even written in Greek.
Nevertheless, in the article he expresses a view that Greece should be allowed a short “breather”, but … outside the euro area.
At the same time, Diekmann notes what a shame it is for Greece to suffer and to create suffering to others.