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Mitsotakis and Erdogan to hold a meeting on June 14

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold a meeting on June 14 at the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Brussels. This was agreed during an official visit of Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Athens where he had talks with the prime minister …

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Greek PM calls on Turkey to dial down aggressive rhetoric ahead of FM Cavusoglu’s visit

The only way for an effective rapprochement with Ankara to take place would be for Turkey to cease all provocative and illegal activities and to dial down the aggressive rhetoric, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Friday, ahead of the visit of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Athens.. …

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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 …

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Turkish FM has accepted invitation to visit Athens, says Greek FM Dendias

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has accepted an invitation by his Greek counterpart to visit Athens, Nikos Dendias said at the Delphi Economic Forum VI in Athens on Friday, though no specific date has been agreed on. “Of course I will meet Cavusoglu. I have invited him to Greece and …

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Cyprus 5+1 talks in Geneva end in deadlock, as expected

The informal 5+1 talks on the Cyprus issue ended as expected: in a deadlock. The talks on the initiative of Secretary General of United Nations Antonio Guterres and outside the UN mandate  started in Geneva on Wednesday and ended Thursday noon. Guterres said after the talks that there was not …

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Greek FM Dendia’s visit to Turkey postponed due to NATO emergency meeting

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will delay a planned visit to Turkey by one day to Thursday because of a scheduling conflict with a meeting of NATO ministers, the Foreign Ministry in Athens said on Tuesday. The visit comes amid tensions over territorial disputes between Ankara and Athens, underlined this …

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Greek FM Dendias to visit Ankara in April, “provided that conditions will allow it”

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu invited his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias to visit Ankara on April 14. The invitation came, while political consultations between Greek and Turkish Foreign Ministry delegations were taking place on Wednesday. The prospect of a meeting between the two ministers in the near future was reportedly …

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Turkish FM: Two-state deal the only way for divided Cyprus

Reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus in line with the long-established formula of federation is off the table in any future peace talks and any deal should be negotiated between two equal sovereign states, Turkey’s foreign minister said Tuesday. Mevlut Cavusoglu’s remarks after talks with Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar could further …

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Ex FM Bakoyannis slams German FM Maas for being “mute” while Turkey threatens Greece

Former Foreign Minister and New Democracy MP Dora Bakoyannis slammed German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas for his attitude during a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu who openly threatened Greece. Maas “was either lost in translation or mute,” Bakoyannis said characteristically. Speaking at the Plenary of the …

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Turkey invites Greece to resume “exploratory talks, unconditionally”

Turkey is making an official offer to Greece to resume exploratory talks within January, the country’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Monday. Cavusolgu spoke of “unconditional” talks on all issues that have been discussed over the 60 rounds of talks held until 2016, when contacts were suspended. Cavusoglu said Athens …

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