Greece, Turkey to renew exploratory talks by early March

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Greek and Turkish officers are prone to meet once more on the finish of Feburary or in early March in a bid to scout one another’s intentions in resolving their long-standing variations within the Eastern Mediterranean, Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis stated on Wednesday.

“I expect within the next month, at some point end of February, beginning of March,” Mitsotakis instructed Reuters. 

The Greek PM stated that the continuation of talks marks a “good step in the right direction.” He careworn, nevertheless, that Ankara’s actions shouldn’t be a bait for EU leaders to skip discussions over its actions within the Eastern Mediterranean forward of an EU summit scheduled for March 25 and that Turkey must be “consistent” in its behaviour.

The two NATO allies have been at odds over a variety of points, together with the extent of their continental cabinets, overflights within the Aegean Sea, the militarisation of Greek islands and the de facto divided island of Cyprus. However, Athens says it’s prepared to deal with solely the demarcation of maritime zones within the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean.

Earlier in January, Greece and Turkey met after almost 5 years in Istanbul for the 61st spherical of exploratory talks, throughout which, they agreed to satisfy once more in Athens.