In order to improve the relations between Türkiye and Greece, many meetings have been held recently. It is also stated that significant progress has been made in the talks aiming at reasonable neighborly relations with Athens. After Greek Foreign Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis, who visited Türkiye last week and met with Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan, another very important meeting will be held between the two countries.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis are expected to meet later. It is stated that the two leaders, who will go to New York for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), will meet here. Greek media reported that the next steps of the political dialogue are expected to be taken from the meeting of the two names.
According to a report in Kathimerini, one of the most widely read daily newspapers in Greece, "This meeting will show whether the next steps for political dialogue will be taken. Mitsotakis and Erdogan will determine what the deputy foreign ministers will discuss in October. It is not known whether the Turks will raise issues such as the continental shelf, airspace violations, and minorities in Thrace."
Greek media claimed that Erdogan and Mitsotakis were considering extending the Yilmaz-Papoulias Memorandum of Understanding, signed in 1987, until the end of the year.
"In this way, they will send a strong and symbolic message for a more permanent calm in the Aegean,” it said.
“Some diplomatic sources announced that a positive agenda would be on the agenda and that it was aimed to bring both sides closer to each other by achieving "small victories,” it added.