The prime ministers of Greece and Turkey stressed the need for good relations between the two countries earlier today. Turkish PM Binali Yildirim, beginning his official visit to Athens today, spoke of the need for good relations despite provocative statements on a number of issues made by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in recent months.
PM Yildirim is also due to me Greek president Prokopis Pavlopoulos following private talks with Greek PM Alexis Tsipras, who echoed the words of PM Yildirim by saying ‘At difficult times neighbours should support each other’.
According to various sources, talks are to focus on immigration, Cyprus peace talks with talks in Geneva planned at the end of the month, and on Greek-Turkish relations in general.
PM Yildirim will conclude his visit to Greece in the northern region of Thrace later in the week.