Foreign policy of the Recep Tayyip Erdoğan government

Turkish, Greek officials hold talks in Ankara amid thaw in ties

Turkish and Greek diplomats met in Ankara on March 11 for consultations within the framework of ongoing political dialogue meetings between the two countries.

Deputy Foreign Minister Burak Akçapar led the Turkish delegation, while his Greek counterpart, Alexandra Papadopoulou, headed the Greek team.

Erdogan’s new diplomatic turn: A rapprochement with the West unfolds

Vladimir Putin conveyed his congratulations to the Turkish president on his 70th birthday via telephone earlier this week. The two had last spoken on the phone back in October. During the heyday of their relationship, a monthly telephone exchange between Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan was a regular part of their political routine.

As ties warm, Erdogan says Greece may be able to benefit from a Turkish power plant

Turkey is considering allowing neighboring Greece to benefit from a nuclear power plant it plans to build near its Black Sea coast, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Friday.

Erdogan made the comments on his return from a visit to Athens on Thursday, where longtime regional rivals Greece and Turkey took significant steps toward mending their troubled ties.