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Turkish President Erdogan to visit Greece for talks

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Greek Premier Mitsotakis will attend 5th meeting of Türkiye-Greece High Level Cooperation Council on Thursday

Diyar Guldogan  | 06.12.2023 - Update : 06.12.2023
Turkish President Erdogan to visit Greece for talks


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday will pay a one-day visit to Greece's capital Athens to have talks on bilateral relations and regional issues.

Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will co-chair the 5th meeting of the Türkiye-Greece High Level Cooperation Council to review all aspects of bilateral relations, and to address steps to improve cooperation, Türkiye's Communications Directorate said in a statement.

Regional and international developments will also be on the agenda of discussions.

"As part of the visit, various agreements and memoranda of understanding, which would strengthen the contractual basis of the bilateral relations, are also expected to be signed," it added.

Türkiye and Greece have experienced a tumultuous relationship over the years. Although 2021 saw some improvements, several issues remain unresolved between the two neighboring countries.

Türkiye, a NATO member for over 70 years, has protested repeated provocative actions and rhetoric by Greece in the region in recent years, including arming islands near Turkish shores that are demilitarized under longstanding treaties, saying that such moves frustrate its good faith efforts toward peace.

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