Greek FM welcomes Turkish counterpart on Crete

TAGS: Diplomacy

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Sunday met with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, on the island of Crete in what was the head Turkish diplomat’s first visit to a European Union country following a failed coup in July.

Talks between Kotzias and Cavusoglu were expected to focus on Greek-Turkish ties, particularly in the wake of unrest in the neighboring country, and the migrant crisis.

Turkey has signed a deal with the EU for the return of migrants and refugees in exchange for visa-free travel and economic assistance, which, however, has been moving at a slow pace.