No issue was resolved during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Athens, but a new beginning was made. Many people wonder how long it will last, due to past history with Turkey, but it was a good step forward. The Athens Declaration may not be binding, but it exists and we can invoke it everywhere, if the Turkish president turns things around.
Turkish nationals wanting to visit the Greek islands will be granted a temporary visa for a limited time, in a bid to bolster tourism between the two countries, Bloomberg cited sources as saying on Wednesday.
The initiative, which is a revival of an earlier scheme, may be announced during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Athens on Thursday.
The nation is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic with enthusiasm, gratitude and profound pride, with numerous events, festivals and marches honoring both Türkiye's founding leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and the century-old country since the beginning of the week of Oct. 29.
Türkiye's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said his new economic team's priority will be to cut inflation to single digits from its current level of around 40%.
"Now that the elections are over, our hand is stronger," Erdogan said in a speech to a group of Turkish exporters on June 17.
"We will cut inflation to single digits, that will be the priority of the new economy team."
The government is trying to pay its "debt of gratitude" to Istanbul by protecting its historical and cultural fabric, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.
"We love this city, which was entrusted to us by Fatih Sultan Mehmet and Ulubatlı Hasan, with all its districts," Erdoğan said on June 16 during a ceremony to reopen the Vaniköy Mosque in Üsküdar following restoration works.