Mitsotakis, Erdogan meet in Washington

[Dimitris Papamitsos/Prime Minister's Office]

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis agreed that the relative calm prevailing in bilateral relations is mutually beneficial and should continue.

The two met for less than an hour Wednesday evening on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Washington DC. Besides bilateral relations, they discussed developments in the Middle East and Ukraine.

Mitsotakis expressed his satisfaction with the cooperation of the two countries in combating illegal migration.

But he also referred to Cyprus, saying that the island could not remain divided much longer and that reunification talks should resume.

Turkey has occupied the northern third of the island since 1974, when it invaded in response to a coup orchestrated by Greece's then-ruling military regime.

Erdogan and Mitsotakis agreed to take further steps in bilateral...

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