Greek, Turkish PMs meet over refugee crisis

Davutoglu's bilateral talks with world leaders continue on margins of UN General Assembly

Greek, Turkish PMs meet over refugee crisis

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met with his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras in New York on Tuesday.

The meeting, which was closed to the media, was on the margins of United Nations summit in New York.

Turkish Prime Ministry sources said the two leaders agreed to enhance cooperation to implement projects aiming to ease the plight of Syrian refugees, vast numbers of whom have crossed the Mediterranean Sea this year. 

A main entry-point for refugees to Europe has been the narrow waterway between Turkey and the Greek islands, which saw 192,000 arrivals since August, according to the UN.

During the meeting, Davutoglu expressed Turkey's readiness to offer every kind of support to help its neighbor overcome its ongoing financial crisis, sources said.

Also on Tuesday, the Turkish premier held face-to-face talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Norwegian Prime Minister Arna Solberg, European Council President Donald Tusk, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Eylül 2015, 09:17