Minister of Culture and Tourism, P. Geroulanos gave an interview at TRT, a public broadcaster for Turkey, regarding the relationship between Greece and Turkey.
The Minister says he remembers that the Greek-Turkish relationships got better after the event of earthquakes in both countries. He mentioned that such a bad incident helped people come together.
Citizens of both countries felt compassionate towards each other after hardships. The Minister stressed that culture and tourism is another common path that both countries could walk through. P. Geroulanos thinks that foreign countries are afraid to each other if they are not familiar with each other. A new move has been made by the Turkish government broadcasting news regarding Greece every week. According to the Minister this is a very positive movement.
He added that tourism is a helpful in improving the relationships of the nations. The Minister of Tourism pointed out that obtaining a visa is an obstacle for both countries, because if people could travel to the Greek islands and to the Turkish Coasts without further bureaucratic processes then the touristic product will be in a much higher rank and could flourish in both sides. P. Geroulanos noted that Greece has always been an ally of Turkey regarding the annulment of needing a visa n travel to and from Turkey.