Selava Omar – Xeber24.net – “Agencies”
Greek Foreign Minister “Nikos Dendias” confirmed today, Wednesday, that his country is open to dialogue with Ankara, provided that Turkish threats and violations in the eastern Mediterranean are stopped.
In a press interview with the official ERT channel, the Greek minister stated that there is no agreed path for the start of the talks between Ankara and Athens at the present time.
And the Turkish presidential spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, said that his country had stopped energy exploration operations in the eastern Mediterranean for some time, pending talks with Greece.
In an interview with “CNN Turk TV”, Calin said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked to suspend oil exploration activities in the Eastern Mediterranean for a certain period, as a constructive approach to negotiations.
It is reported that the long-standing tension between the two NATO members escalated during the past week, after the Turkish navy issued a warning notice about conducting seismic surveys in the waters between Cyprus and Crete.