A Greek national who illegally crossed into Turkey was detained on Feb. 12 in a restricted military area on the border with Greece, according to police sources.
The Prespes accord sets an example for problem solving in Europe and beyond, French President Emmanuel Macron has said in reference to the name dispute reached between Greece and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).
Macron made the comments at the end of the fifth Southern EU Countries Summit in Nicosia.
Relations between Greece and Turkey must be based on respect for international law, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday, in statements during the fifth Southern EU Countries Summit in Nicosia.
The gathering of leaders from France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece and Malta will focus on migration and other regional issues.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Jan. 29 that Turkey and Turkish Cypriot authorities failed to cooperate with Greek Cyprus in a murder case of three Cypriot citizens, which it said led to the perpetrators of the murder to circumvent facing justice and being extradited to Greek Cyprus.
Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı has said that no negotiations on the Cyprus issue are expected until the middle of this year.
The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on Jan. 2 warned that it will take action against the Greek Cypriot administration if it continued to stop travelers from crossing their mutual border.