Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has shared that Ankara is seeking to improve its relationship with Greece.
Ekathimerini shared that this announcement was made at a cabinet meeting yesterday (Wednesday) before his trip to Athens this Thursday.
“We have had disagreements with Greece, and we will continue to have them tomorrow,” Erdogan said.
“This does not mean that we cannot find common ground as two countries that share the same seas.
“Our goal is to improve and strengthen our relations and cooperation with the countries of the region, starting with our neighbours to respect our mutual interests.”
Following this announcement, Turkish residents will also be allowed to be granted temporary visas for a limited time to visit the Greek islands.
This scheme, which is approved by the European Commision will aim to boost tourism between the two countries.