Turkey, Greece ready to start direct talks on Mediterranean tensions

Turkey and Greece are ready to begin direct exploratory talks to reduce tensions in the eastern Mediterranean, the Turkish presidency and Greek Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.The statement from Turkey, which didn’t mention a timeline for the talks to begin, followed a videoconference between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Council President Charles Michel.Erdogan expressed his thanks to Germany for its mediation efforts in the dispute about energy resources and said Greece’s next steps would be important in determining how the discussions …

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