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Tsipras to Meet Turkish Leader Erdogan Next Week

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is preparing to pay an official visit to Turkey on February 5, where he will meet with the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The Turkish leader extended the invitation to Tsipras at a UN summit in New York in late September of last year.
The leaders are expected to discuss bilateral issues and peace talks on Cyprus, which are currently stalled. The island of Cyprus has been split between the Republic of Cyprus and the self-named “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” ever since the Turkish invasion of 1974.
Earlier on Tuesday the Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar invited his new Greek counterpart Evangelos Apostolakis to visit Turkey.
Akar emphasized the importance of “developing cooperation in the military field” and “good neighborly relations” in a letter of congratulations upon Apostolakis’ appointment. The Greek defense minister was recently named to the post after the resignation of Panos Kammenos, who left his position over the Prespa deal.
The Anadolu news agency hailed the initiative as an effort by Akar to reduce tension in the eastern Aegean and the Mediterranean, particularly as it comes on the anniversary of the 1996 Imia crisis. The Imia episode brought Greece and Turkey to the brink of war at the time.

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