Turkey’s Foreign Minister praises Greek-Turkish relations after earthquake

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Turkey’s Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, has praised Greek-Turkish relations after the two devastating earthquakes that struck the region and neighbouring Syria on February 6.

During a press conference with his Israeli counterpart on Tuesday, Cavusoglu stressed that Turkey wanted “peace and stability in our region” and made a special reference to Greece.

“I hope that our solidarity during this earthquake will also be decisive in opening a new page with Greece,” the Turkish Foreign Minister said.

“Therefore, like all countries in the region, we must continue to work for the stability, economic development and peace of our region.”

Cavusoglu’s statements come after he met with Greece’s Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias, on Sunday. The Greek minister was visiting earthquake-stricken areas of Turkey.

During his visit, Dendias reinforced that Greece will continue to “do everything it can to support Turkey at this difficult time, either bilaterally or in the framework of its participation in the European Union.”

Greece has sent rescue teams and five planes of humanitarian aid to Turkey to support victims following the earthquake.

So far, the combined death toll in Turkey and Syria has risen above 37,000 and looks set to keep drastically increasing.

Source: in.gr.

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