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Greek PM: Dialogue with Turkey begins once provocations end

“Exploratory talks with Turkey can begin, once provocations end, “Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated during joint statements  with the European Council President Charles Michel in Athens on Tuesday. “If we see tangible proof of good behavior, we are ready to begin exploratory contacts with Turkey at once, on the …

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Greece expects more steps from Turkey before “dialogue”, says PM Mitsotakis

“The return of Oruc Reis to Antalya is a positive first step. I really hope this first step be followed by others,” Greek prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday during a press conference in the city of Thessaloniki, northern Greece. “If there are steps towards this direction, Greece is …

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Greece: “Negotiations only when Turkish ships withdraw from Greek continental shelf”

“Negotiations with Turkey can be held as soon as Turkish ships withdraw from the Greek continental shelf” Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias reiterated Greece ‘s position while in New York for a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday. Dendias briefed Guterres on Turkey’s provocations against peace and regional stability …

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Greek FM: Dialogue with Turkey cannot be held ‘at gunpoint’

Greece is open to a dialogue with Turkey but not under threats, the country’s Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias reiterated on Wednesday. Speaking to state broadcaster ERT TV, Dendias criticized Turkey for issuing “threats and deadlines,” adding that dialogue cannot be held “at gunpoint.” He added that there is no agreed …

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PM’s office tells Defense Ministry “dialogue on Confidence Building Measures with Turkey” continues as planned

Typical Greece. The right hand does not know what the left one does. Two whole hours after the news of the dialogue freezing was circulating in all media, the office of the Prime Minister dismissed the reports saying that talks on “Confidence Building Measures” will continued as planned. Sources of …

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When Turkey urges ‘dialogue’ with Greece, Ankara has nothing good in mind

Turkey’s Defense Minister Fikri Işık called on Greece to solve the problems between the two neighbors through dialogue amid escalating tensions between the two NATO allies. Işık said the neighboring countries should work together to solve their problems. But what are the problems between the two countries, what kind of …

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Coalition gov’t partners call Samaras to restructure ERT, while public broadcaster is open

Coalition government partners Evangelos Venizelos (PASOK and Fotis Kouvelis (Democratic Left) openly invited prime minister Antonis Samaras to discuss the restructure of ERT on the condition that the public broadcaster remains open. Fotis Kouvelis: No doubt ERT needs restructuring but with ERT remaining open. It’s unacceptable for ERT to be …

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