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Ankara, Athens committed to resolving issues, combating terrorism – Erdogan

Ankara, Athens committed to resolving issues, combating terrorism – Erdogan


Turkiye and Greece are strengthening their mutual understanding on fighting terrorism, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

“We agree there is no place for terrorist groups in our region’s future,” Erdogan said in a news conference in the Turkish capital Ankara with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Erdogan also said that Ankara and Athens are committed to resolving issues between them via “cordial dialogue, good neighborly ties, and international law” as outlined in last year’s Athens Declaration on Friendly Relations and Good-Neighborliness.

“We are working to push our bilateral trade with Greece to USD 10 billion, which was USD 6 billion last year,” Erdogan added.

He also underlined that Turkiye expects the “positive atmosphere in our relations” to contribute to fulfilling the rights of the Turkish minority in Greece.

Erdogan highlighted the importance of finding a fair, permanent, and fact-based solution to the Cyprus issue, adding that this would strengthen regional stabili
ty and peace.

“I would like to thank Prime Minister Mitsotakis for his efforts to improve our bilateral relations,” he added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency