Mitsotakis speaks with Merkel, EU Council chief on East Mediterranean developments

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday, government sources said.

The two leaders discussed developments in the East Mediterranean while the Greek PM briefed Merkel on Turkish provocations in the region, ahead of an extraordinary online meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council on Friday.

Earlier, Anadolu news agency reported that Merkel has also spoken with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about developments in the East Mediterranean.

Mitsotakis also spoke on Thursday with European Council President Charles Michel.

Mitsotakis has been contacting EU and other leaders over developments and Turkish provocations in the East Mediterranean region.