Turkey denies reports on financial aid offer to Greece

Several Turkish newspapers quoted news stories from Greek newspapers claiming that Erdogan offered financial assistance to Greece during his phone conversation with Papandreou on April 16.

Turkey denies reports on financial aid offer to Greece

Turkish Prime Ministry denied claims that Turkey offered financial assistance to Greece.

Releasing a statement on Friday, the ministry stated that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Greek counterpart George Papandreou made a phone conversation, and discussed the details of Erdogan's planned visit to Athens and also exchanged views about the relations between Turkey and Greece.

Financial assistance offer and related issues were definitely not discussed in the conversation, the Prime Ministry stressed.

Several Turkish newspapers quoted news stories from Greek newspapers claiming that Erdogan offered financial assistance to Greece during his phone conversation with Papandreou on April 16.

Earlier today, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Prime Minister Erdogan would pay a formal visit to Greek capital of Athens on May 14 and 15.



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