Relations between Türkiye and Greece have started to improve after the disasters in recent months. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a congratulatory letter to Greek Prime Minister Kiriakos Mitsotakis for the March 25 Greek national holiday celebrated yesterday. After the talks between Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, which gave a "message of friendship", President Erdogan thanked the Greek government and people for the solidarity they showed after the 6 February earthquakes in the March 25 letter celebrated yesterday. He stated that he believed that the relations between Türkiye and Greece would further develop.
Protho Thema newspaper gave this development with the headline "Friendship attack from Türkiye to Greece". "The stance of the Turkish political leadership seems impressive and unprecedented," it said. In the news, it was emphasized that the ice melted between the two countries and the steps taken by the leaders in the earthquake in Türkiye and the train disaster in Greece were effective in this.
Ethnos, which gave this news to its readers with the headline "Erdogan's March 25 congratulatory letter to Mitsotakis: Our countries' relations will develop further", while titled Ethnos, "Formerly, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated that the Greek-Turkish climate has changed rapidly after the deadly earthquakes in the neighboring country and the Tempe disaster. He made the same move by confirming it.," he reminded.
To vima, on the other hand, included the statements "The Turkish president also thanks the government and the Greek people for showing solidarity after the devastating earthquakes".
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias also said in an interview with Proto Thema newspaper on the same day that they cannot close the dialogue door opened by Türkiye to Greece. Expressing that Türkiye's parameters against Greece changed unexpectedly, Dendias said, "Violations in the Aegean have stopped. There are no flights over the islands. Threatening expressions are not used. In other words, the environment we always desire for dialogue prevails. We also have an obligation to respond to these positive behaviors of ours at the same rate."
Dendias also said, "It is not possible for Greece to reject the hand of agreement extended by Türkiye. Otherwise, we will deny this environment that Greece has always desired. A completely different process has now been started in our relations with Türkiye. After the meeting, the joint statement and my meeting with my Turkish colleague Cavusoglu in Brussels reflect these realities."
Dendias stated that Greece will support the candidate nominated by Türkiye for the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) against Türkiye's support for Greece's temporary membership of the UN Security Council, "It is a very important symbolism of Türkiye's support for Greece's candidacy. This cannot be ignored," he said.
Finally, Denidas stated that he would continue his desire to make the same agreements with Türkiye regarding the determination of maritime jurisdiction areas that Greece initiated with Egypt, Israel, Italy and Albania.