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​​Turkey, Greece to resume confidence-building talks in November

It marks the latest of a series of steps taken by Ankara and Athens to solve their multiple disagreements through dialogue.
Erdogan, Mitsotakis

ANKARA — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday agreed to resume confidence-building talks that were abandoned in 2022, the Turkish government announced. 

In a statement after the meeting between Erdogan and Mitsotakis on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the Turkish presidency’s communication directorate said the new round of talks will be held in November as part of “the current positive climate in relations between Turkey and Greece.” 

Mitsotakis described the meeting as "productive." 

Erdogan and Mitsotakis also affirmed their resolve to follow the road map unveiled during Greek Foreign Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis’ visit to Turkey earlier this month, the Turkish statement said. 

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