Greece give positive messages ahead of critical elections

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Greek Prime Minister Kiryakos Mitsotakis stated that he would extend a "hand of friendship" to the administration in Turkey if he wins the election to be held on May 21.

Greece give positive messages ahead of critical elections

Greek Prime Minister Kiryakos Mitsotakis said in an interview with the Associated Press that he hopes to establish good relations with Türkiye.Noting that he is open to dialogue regardless of who wins the election in Türkiye, the Greek Prime Minister, who will also go to the elections next week, said, "I am not naive, however, I know that the foreign policy of countries will not change in a day." said.

Reiterating that he hopes to establish good relations with the new government in Türkiye, Kiryakos Mitsotakis said, “I hope that the Turkish government, which will win the election, will reconsider its attitude towards not only Greece but also the West, Europe, NATO and the USA in general. But still, we must be realistic, not be too naive, and therefore ... we will continue our sound foreign policy. This means we will continue to strengthen our deterrence and defense capabilities.” used the phrase.


Pointing to the development in relations between the two countries after the natural disasters and accidents in Türkiye and Greece, Mitsotakis said: "We do not have to wait for a disaster to happen, we are not destined to live in a state of permanent tension."

However, the Greek Prime Minister, who continued his accusations against Türkiye claimed that "Türkiye should put an end to its aggressive rhetoric" for better relations. “If the Turkish government is talking about invading our islands every other day, at night, this is obviously not very conducive to establishing an atmosphere of trust and goodwill,” Mitsotakis said. used the phrase.

However, National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, who met with military officials in Muğla, said that Türkiye did not display an aggressive attitude towards any of its neighbors. "We do not take an aggressive stance against any of our neighbors, including Greece. We are in favor of solving problems through dialogue and peaceful ways and methods within the framework of international law and good neighborly relations. We say that the Aegean Sea should exist." a sea of friendship, a fair sharing of the wealth of both sides, living in security, happiness and prosperity," he said.

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