Turkey, Greece to take concrete steps to improve economic ties

Turkey, Greece to take concrete steps to improve economic ties
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, center, with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, left, and the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias during their meeting at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Monday, May 31, 2021. (AP)
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Updated 31 May 2021

Turkey, Greece to take concrete steps to improve economic ties

Turkey, Greece to take concrete steps to improve economic ties
  • Tensions flared last year over a dispute over maritime jurisdiction and offshore rights in the eastern Mediterranean

ANKARA: Turkey and Greece will start taking concrete steps and working on joint projects to improve economic and commercial ties, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said after talks Athens, as the NATO members seek to repair ties.
Tensions flared last year over a dispute over maritime jurisdiction and offshore rights in the eastern Mediterranean, and the countries traded barbs on Sunday over the status of Muslim minorities in Greece.
Speaking at a news conference with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias in Athens, Cavusoglu said they reached an understanding on 25 articles to improve commercial ties, and both countries would recognize each other’s COVID-19 vaccinations, in a move to help tourism.
Cavusoglu said Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis were planning to meet at the NATO summit in Brussels on June 14.