Greek-Turkish relations, Cyprus issue and programme review dominate Tsipras-Merkel’s meeting

The meeting between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel was concluded.

According to sources, Merkel briefed Tsipras on her contacts with the Turkish leadership and more particularly as regards peace and stability in the region, the refugee issue, the Cyprus problem as well as EU-Turkey relations.

On his part, Tsipras underlined his commitment to finding a fair and sustainable solution to the Cyprus issue and stressed the importance of the EU-Turkey agreement. The Greek Prime Minister also stressed that Turkey must respect the international law and added that its provocations in the Aegean undermine the Greek-Turkish relations as well as the peace and stability in the wider region.

As for the economic programme, he stressed the importance of taking initiatives so that the programme review is concluded in February.