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Turkish FM Cavusoglu to visit Greece on May 31

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will pay a visit to Greece on Monday, May 31, for talks with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias, Turkish media report.

Talks are expected to focus on Greece’s Muslim minority in western Thrace, claims the newspaper Yeni Safak. The daily notes that Cavusoglu accepted the invitation by his Greek counterpart for “thorough talks on the bilateral relations.

The two ministers are also expected to discuss the prospect of a meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Brussels on June 14.

So far, there has been no official confirmation by the Greek Foreign Ministry.

FM Dendias visited Ankara on April 15.

At the joint press conference the two ministers “clashed” live on TV when the Greek FM sharply criticized Turkey’s claims.

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