Turkish Foreign Minister Ihsan Sabri Caglayangil arrived in Rome on Friday (16 May) to prepare for talks this weekend with his ???
Turkish Foreign Minister Ihsan Sabri Caglayangil arrived in Rome on Friday (16 May) to prepare for talks this weekend with his ??? counterpart, Dimitrios Bitsios. It is the first high-level contact between the two countries for nearly six months.
In the same day a Greek delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minster John Tzounis arrived in the Italian capital. Mr. Bitsios fled into the Italian capital on Saturday (17 May) after an official visit to West Germany.
The Ministerial talks are expected to centre on the two most proving problems affecting current relations between the two countries: Cyprus and Aegean oil rights.
Mr. Caglayangil said on his arrival that the meeting "will constitute a first step towards a solution of the problems: a first stop because an immediate solution is not possible".
The two Ministers are expected to prepare the way for a possible Turkish-Greek summit during the meeting of NATO leaders in Brussels next month.