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London meeting: Mitsotakis and Erdogan agree that they disagree

Frozen faces, tense smiles, ice-cold hands: Strangers in the room where Greeks and Turkish delegations met in London on the sidelines of the NATO Summit. The meeting between Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President,Tayyip Erdogan, including Foreign and Defense Ministers from both countries lasted exactly 1.35 hour. The …

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Mitsotakis to meet Erdogan in London amid bilateral tensions and Turkey’s provocations

Prime Ministers, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, will have informal talks with Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Wednesday on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in London. The meeting reportedly takes place following a Turkish request. It takes place amid increased tension between the two countries, with Turkey to have unilaterally declared …

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White House announces Trump – Mitsotakis meeting on Jan 7, 2020

Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, will travel for Washington for a meeting with US President, Donald Trump on January 7, 2020, the White House announced on Monday. The two leaders will discuss “ways to advance the two nations’ longstanding strategic interests in enhancing stability, prosperity, and cooperation throughout the Balkans …

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Mitsotakis meets Erdogan at UN, talk Migration, Cyprus, bilateral issues

Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, and Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, held a 45-minute meeting at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday morning (local time.) The Greek-Turkish relations, the Cyprus issue, migration flows and the EU-Turkey agreement and other bilateral issues were on the agenda. It was the …

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Mitsotakis tells Zaef “Greece is obliged to honor the Prespes Agreement”

“Greece is obliged to honor the Prespes Agreement,” Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told North Macedonia counterpart Zoran Zaev. The two leaders met in New York on Tuesday at the sidelines of the UN Climate Summit 2019. It was the very first meeting between Zaef and Mitsotakis, who was a …

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Turkish and Greek Defense Ministry delegations to meet over Aegean Sea

Turkish and Greece Defense Ministry delegations will hold a second meeting this week in the capital Ankara “in order to enhance cooperation in the Aegean Sea,” according to a statement issued by the Turkish Ministry of Defense on Monday. The scheduled meeting is to take place amid high tension between …

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Tsipras and Erdogan discusse bilateral issues, Migration & Cyprus

Bilateral issues, migration and the Cyprus problem were high on the agenda during a meeting between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on the sidelines of the 73rd General Assembly meeting of the United Nations in New York. During the meeting that lasted one hour, …

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Tsipras: “Immediate release of 2 soldiers is major issue in Greek-Turkish relations”

“The immediate release of the two Greek soldiers is a major issue in the Greek-Turkish relations” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras reportedly told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a private meeting at the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Brussels. In the meeting that last nearly two hours, Tsipras put …

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Unresolved issues in Macedonia name remain, as talks conclude in Vienna

A fresh round of Macedonia talks concluded in Vienna last Friday afternoon, where the foreign ministers of Greece, Nikos Kotzias, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Nikola Dimitrov, had a meeting with the Special Envoy of United Nations, Matthew Nimetz. Although all people parties involved expressed optimism in statements …

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FYROM PM Zaev announces first steps towards Macedonia name solution

A high level meeting between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his counterpart from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Zoran Zaev on the margins of the World Economic Forum in Davos showed that both sides are keen to finally solve the name dispute. In the joint press conference that …

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First trilateral meeting of leaders of Greece, Cyprus and Jordan

The first trilateral summit of Greece, Cyprus and Jordan establishes the role of the three countries as pillars of stability, peace and security in the region, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday during joint statements with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and King Abdullah II of Jordan, after the …

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Ministry of Public Order bans meeting of police union at Exarchia Square

Greek Ministry of Public Order decided to forbid a planned meeting by the police union at Exarchia Square. Citing reasons of “public safety” the ministry put an end to the controversial meeting scheduled to take place tomorrow Thursday in the Athens district which considered as “anarchists’ castle.” With its decision, …

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Erdogan tells Tsipras in Beijing to extradite the 8 Turkish soldiers

For one hour and ten minutes, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a meeting in Beijing on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation organized by the Chinese government on Friday. The agenda of topics to be discussed was full: …

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Schaeuble and IMF’s Thomsen agree to increase pressure on Greece

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and the International Monetary Fund finally agreed on the Greek debt issue. However what they agreed upon is not what Greece would like to expect. Schaeuble and the IMF’s responsible for Europen Poul Thomsen agreed to a common hard-line, that translates into to increase pressure …

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German Chancellor Merkel stands by Greece and Tsipras

“This is not the place where decisions will be made,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during a joint press statement with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Berlin on Friday. “That matter is in good hands with the institutions and the Eurogroup.” In just few words, the German Chancellor rejected …

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Obama: “Greece has made progress but still way to be covered

“In Greece there is progress, but you have a long way ahead,” US President Barack Obama said during his conversation with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos in front of the cameras. Obama added that the United States stand by Greece and the Greek people. he made a special reference to the refugees …

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Tsipras rushes to Paris for unscheduled meeting with Hollande

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is rushing to Paris to meet French President Francois Hollande. As the meeting was not planned, Greek media wonder whether the urgent trip to Paris has something to do with the break in Greece-Creditors Review Talks and the Government decision to submit two bills to the …

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