Athens and Ankara have entered a new and positive phase in their relations, Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan said at a press conference following a meeting with his Greek counterpart Yorgos Yerapetritis, who arrived in the Turkish capital Ankara on an official visit.
"We have entered a new and positive period in our relations with Greece. During the NATO summit held last July, our President and the Prime Minister of Greece came together. At that time, the two leaders agreed to discuss the relations between the two countries in a positive atmosphere and to solve the problems with a new perspective. They had also assigned a task to their foreign ministers in this regard," Fidan said.
"Two weeks later, our President and the Greek Prime Minister will meet in New York on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly. In October, political consultations and joint action plan meetings will be held in Greece at the level of our deputy ministers. Confidence-building measures and consultative meetings are also on our agenda in the coming period," the Turkish minister said.
In response to Fidan's messages of reconciliation, his Greek counterpart Yerapetritis stated that crises can be resolved through open dialogue channels.
"We can pass crises quickly. The fight against irregular migration is in the interest of both countries. Greece supports Türkiye's membership of the European Union," he stressed.
Source: Ihlas News Agency