Exploratory talks between Greece and Turkey: Next round in Athens

Following an interval for five years, Turkey and Greece held the 61st round of exploratory talks in İstanbul yesterday (January 25).

As reported by the state-run Anadolu Agency (AA) in reference to the diplomatic sources, the delegations of Turkey and Greece discussed recent developments, possible steps and current situation.

With several key issues dividing the neighboring countries, the first round of talks between the countries in nearly five years concluded on Monday.

In the talks in İstanbul, top officials from Turkey and Greece evaluated the issues from previous rounds as well as the current situation, recent developments, and possible steps to be taken, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking the media.

The parties agreed that Athens, the capital of Greece, would host the next round of exploratory talks between Turkey and Greece.

On Twitter, Turkey’s Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın has underlined the importance of regional peace and stability.

“Under the strong leadership of our president, it is possible to solve all problems, including the Aegean, and we have the full will for this,” he has said. “Regional peace and stability is in everyone’s interest.”