Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is confident that Greece will be able to deal with Turkey's increasingly aggressive behavior in the Aegean and off the coast of Cyprus thanks to its "strong" alliances and foreign policy, while he also feels that the Turkish operation in Syria risks "adding another source of instability in an already unstable part of the world."
Turkey's state-run news agency says top Turkish and Greek ministers have met to discuss migration policies amid a spike in migrant arrivals in Greece over the summer.
Anadolu Agency said Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu met with Giorgos Koumoutsakos, Greece's migration minister, on Thursday in Ankara.
A day after Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted that Turkish troops will remain on Cyprus, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is on Wednesday scheduled to meet with Turkey's President in New York.
It will be Mitsotakis' first meeting with Erdogan as Greek prime minister. The meeting is set to take place at 9.45 a.m. local time.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday denounced what he described as "ill-intentioned" calls for a withdrawal of Turkish troops from Cyprus and the scrapping of the guarantees system that was established on the island when it gained independence which made Greece, Turkey and Britain guarantor powers.