Greek and Turkish leaders meet ahead premier talks in New York


Ahead of a scheduled meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday morning, Greek Foreign Affairs Minister George Gerapetritis and his Turkish counterpart, Hakan Fidan, convened in New York on Tuesday.

Leaders and ministers from Greece and Turkey are presently in attendance at the High-Level Week of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, with the premier meetings of the two nations scheduled for Wednesday morning, reported

Read more: Mitsotakis to meet Erdogan on September 20 in New York

Greek Minister for Migration and Asylum, Dimitris Kairidis. Photo:

On Tuesday, Greek Minister for Migration and Asylum, Dimitris Kairidis, held a telephonic discussion with Türkiye’s Interior Minister, Ali Yerlikay.

According to sources within the Greek government, Kairidis emphasized the mutual benefits of substantial cooperation at both the bilateral and European levels in combatting illegal migration routes.

Initiating the conversation, Yerlikay affirmed Türkiye’s stance against illegal migration and concurred with his Greek counterpart on the imperative need for enhanced collaboration and heightened communication between the two ministries.

Expressing condolences for the recent tragic loss of five members from the Greek humanitarian mission in a road accident in Libya, the Turkish minister extended an invitation to Kairidis to visit Ankara at his earliest convenience.





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