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Turkish FM meets his Greek counterpart over E. Mediterranean

The visits came after Turkey and Greece reached a common understanding on general principles on the Eastern Mediterranean in meetings at NATO headquarters in Brussels last week.
08.10.2020 - 15:15

The Turkish and Greek foreign ministers on Thursday discussed the dispute over the Eastern Mediterranean and around the island of Cyprus, according to Turkish diplomatic sources.

NO DETAILS WERE RELEASED ON THE CLOSED-DOOR TALKS

Turkey’s Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Greece’s Nikos Dendias met on the sidelines of the GLOBSEC Bratislava Global Security Forum in Slovakia’s capital, added the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Earlier this week, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited Cavusoglu and then Dendias to resolve the tensions over energy exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Tensions have recently escalated regarding the issue of energy exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean. Greece has disputed Turkey's energy exploration, trying to box in Turkish maritime territory based on small islands near the Turkish coast.