Greece–Turkey relations

Photos released of Greek PM aboard Chinook harassed by Turk jets

Photos released Wednesday reportedly depict Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras as Turkish fighter jets attempted to harass the Chinook helicopter transporting him to the eastern Aegean island of Agathonisi Monday.
The images, which were posted on Militaire.gr website, were reportedly shot by the photographer accompanying the prime minister during his trip.

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.

Roma people tell of ancestors’ 1923 ‘population exchange’ stories

Turkish emigres from Greece often reminisce about their days in their former homeland before their exodus in a population exchange in 1923. But little is known about the Roma people among those Turks who also had to leave their homes at the end of World War One. Survivors and their grandchildren are now opening up and telling their stories.

Defense ministers to pick up where Tsipras, Erdogan left off

Picking up where Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan left off last week, the defense ministers of both countries will continue exploring ways to keep channels of communications open between Athens and Ankara in the context of NATO's ministerial summit in Brussels on Wednesday.

After historic visit, Greek, Turkish defense ministers to meet

In the wake of the visit by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to Turkey, contacts between Athens and Ankara will continue next week in the context of Wednesday's NATO summit of defense ministers, where Evangelos Apostolakis and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar will discuss confidence-building measures.

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