Government source: PM Tsipras has not scheduled any meeting with President Erdogan

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has not scheduled any meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, government sources said on Thursday, adding that the Greek government is examining the next steps.

“The Greek government is discussing and carefully examining the next steps. The issue is extremely delicate and requires extremely delicate handling. The priority is to continue the effort to resolve the problem through careful steps so that we have positive developments, which is what the Cypriot President is trying to do,” the sources said, noting the government does not want to start a blame game.

The Cyprus issue is an international and not bilateral problem with Turkey, the sources continued, adding that the national strategy is to find a solution within the framework of UN resolutions, while considering Cyprus’ status as an EU member state.

“The Greek government will not tolerate any historic and political revisionism. The Lausanne Treaty is not questioned by anyone in the international community,” they said, noting there is no plan for a meeting with Erdogan.