The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is currently at the Maximos Palace for the scheduled meeting he has with the Greek prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, as part of the meeting of the 5th Supreme Council of Greece-Turkey Cooperation.


Afterwards, the Prime Minister and Mr. Erdogan will make statements to the press.

It will be followed by a working lunch of the plenary session of the Supreme Cooperation Council.


“glass half full”

The official contacts of the Turkish president started at 11:30 with the meeting with the President of the Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

In his first statement, Mr. Erdoğan said: “I believe that the meeting of the 5th Supreme Cooperation Council of Greece-Turkey will be an opportunity for the beginning of a new era in Greece-Turkey relations.”

He added, among other things, that we are here with a wide delegation of ministers and that the ministers of the two countries will have constructive meetings and agreements with their counterparts.


“We will discuss what steps we can take on all issues. Preparations have been made by the ministers. By putting the necessary signatures we will continue our way in a more favorable way. I believe that it will be better for the future of both parties to talk seeing the glass as half full,” he stressed.

For her part, Mrs. Sakellaropoulou, welcoming Mr. Erdogan, said: “The tragic events that our countries experienced this year became an occasion to prove once again that the feeling of solidarity and the demonstration of humanity under difficult circumstances is a common feature that unites two peoples.


This finding is a strong basis for supporting the mutual political will to establish a climate that will allow for the deepening of cooperation and the avoidance of tensions in our bilateral relations. If we consider what is happening around us, it is necessary, perhaps more than ever, for Greece and Turkey to work together to enhance prosperity, preserve peace, stability and respect for International Law, as well as promote good relations. neighborhood, for the benefit of both our peoples and the wider region.