Turkey, Greece lift restrictions on diplomatic border passages

The two countries have been imposing restrictions on diplomatic and service passport owners for 28 years.

Turkey, Greece lift restrictions on diplomatic border passages

Turkey and Greece lifted on Tuesday night restrictions on diplomatic passages through border crossings, the Greek Consulate in the northwestern province of Edirne said on Wednesday.

Turkey and Greece ended restrictions on owners of diplomatic and service passports who wanted to cross into each other's territories through Pazarkale border crossing in Edirne and Kastanies border crossing in Greece.

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Greek Alternate Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas released a joint declaration on lifting the restrictions.

This means that the first of 21 agreements signed between Turkey and Greece during Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Athens on May 14-15 has entered into force.

The two countries have been imposing restrictions on diplomatic and service passport owners for 28 years.


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