Turkey hails warmer ties with Greece

Turkey's National Security Council on Thursday supported maintaining the positive climate in bilateral ties with Greece that emerged in the wake of the devastating earthquakes on February 6, adding that it would benefit both sides.

In a statement after convening in Ankara, the council added that ongoing developments in the Aegean and the East Mediterranean are being followed closely.

Earlier Thursday it was announced that Greek Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos will travel to the earthquake-stricken areas in southeast Turkey on April 4 to meet with his Turkish counterpart, Hulusi Akar.

Meanwhile, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will travel to Nicosia on Friday to take part in the trilateral meeting with Cyprus and Israel which will focus on the further enhancement of cooperation in sectors such as energy, addressing natural disasters and protection of...

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