Government of Turkey

CHP leader calls for calm heads ahead of elections, says AKP is ‘waging war’

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has called for calm heads ahead of the local elections slated for March 31, saying the government is acting like there is war when instead people were just going to vote for local administrations.

Katrougalos, Cavusoglu to meet in Antalya Thursday

Greek Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos will meet with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in the province of Antalya in southern Turkey on Thursday, state-run Athens-Macedonian news agency (ANA-MPA) reports.
The two ministers will discuss issues of bilateral, regional and international interest, ANA-MPA says.
Talks will be followed by a joint press conference.

Turkish, Australian top diplomats speak by phone

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and his Australian counterpart Marise Payne held a phone call on March 20 after the latter summoned Turkey's ambassador to Canberra amid condemnation over President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's comments on Anzac troops who fought in World War I in the wake of the New Zealand attack on March 15.

Athens aims to defuse tension in face of Ankara's incendiary rhetoric

In the wake of recent incendiary rhetoric emanating from Ankara, in particular from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Athens insisted on Tuesday that it is determined to de-escalate tensions and pursue good-neighborly relations.

These intentions were articulated in remarks by Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos and Defense Minister Evangelos Apostolakis.

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