Greece: No talks scheduled with Turkey on Mediterranean tensions

Selava Omar – – “Agencies”

Greece announced Thursday evening that there are no scheduled talks between it and Turkey to ease the growing tensions between the two countries in the eastern Mediterranean, denying what NATO announced that it would host “technical talks” between Athens and Ankara to solve this crisis.

The Greek Foreign Ministry said in a statement that “the information disclosed about the supposed technical negotiations in NATO does not correspond to reality.”

And The Secretary-General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, announced that Greece and Turkey would hold talks at NATO headquarters, with the aim of avoiding any unseen confrontations in the eastern Mediterranean, where countries differ on the maritime borders and the rights of gas exploration.

Turkey had begun a few days ago, new military exercises in the eastern Mediterranean, amid tensions with Greece over access to gas reserves in this region.

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