Greece, Turkey close to migration deal

Greece and Turkey are reportedly on the brink of an agreement that will institutionalize a solution to the migration problem, which is an open wound for both countries.

Kathimerini understands that the ongoing discussions have a December 7 deadline, when the Summit Council between the two countries will take place in Thessaloniki, in the presence of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The aim is to have a joint communique at the end of the council, a "memorandum of understanding," as it will be called.

Under discussion is the permanent establishment of a Greek officer of the Hellenic Coast Guard in Izmir and a corresponding Turkish Coast Guard officer in Mytilene on Lesvos for better understanding between the two sides in the "common goal," which is the control of migrant flows, from both sides.

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