Turkish and Greek officials meet to discuss confidence-building measures

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The Turkish Defence Ministry hosted a delegation from Greece on Monday, November 13 for a “military confidence-building measures” meeting. 

On the day, Turkey’s Defence Minister Yasar Guler received the Greek delegation led by Haris Lilacos, secretary of the Greek Foreign Ministry.

According to Daily Sabah, this meeting was the fourth of its kind and it had been three years since a similar meeting was held. 

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The Turkish Defence Ministry hosted a delegation from Greece on Monday, November 13.

During the last meeting in Athens, held in 2020, Greece and Turkey agreed on a plan for confidence-building measures. In 2021, a video conference took place, however tensions in the Aegean Sea led to a delay in the meeting.

According to various media outlets, it was reported that both sides had agreed on “limiting” maritime exercises at the meeting, as they have been a source of tension between the two countries for a long time.

They also agreed to avoid maritime exercises in the Aegean Sea during summers and national days. This decision aimed to ease tensions amid historical disputes. 

Source: Daily Sabah.

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