Turkish PM urges Greek media to support reapproachment

Turkish PM Erdogan got together with representatives of the Greek media over breakfast.

Turkish PM urges Greek media to support reapproachment

Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan got together with representatives of the Greek media over breakfast on Saturday.

Erdogan, who pointed out that positive steps were taken to enhance relations between Turkey and Greece, urged the Greek media to support the process.

The Cyprus issue also came up during the meeting and Erdogan briefed Turkey's views on the issue as one of the three guarantor states.

In response to a journalist's question as to why they did not leave the parties in Cyprus alone, Erdogan asked why the UN Peace Force was deployed in the island.

On his way out of the breakfast with Greek media, Erdogan spoke to the Turkish Press.

Answering a reporter's question as to whether they made a proposal regarding fighter jets' flights in the Aegean, Erdogan said Turkish jets were flying without weapons and ammunition, adding that they urged Greece to the same.

Erdogan is on a two-day formal visit to the Greek capital, his first since 2004, along with a large delegation of Turkish officials including senior cabinet members and high-level bureaucrats.

The two countries held a joint cabinet meeting under a "High Level Cooperation Council" to boost political and economic relations and cooperation, and they signed nearly two dozen agreements.

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