Cavusoglu put Dendias ‘in his place,’ says Turkish president

Cavusoglu put Dendias ‘in his place,’ says Turkish president

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reacted to the tense encounter between the foreign ministers of Greece and Turkey during a press conference in Ankara Thursday.

“Mevlut Cavusoglu put Nikos Dendias in his place. No one could expect him to remain silent,” Erdogan told journalists Friday.

The full-blown confrontation, running the gamut of issues pervading Greek-Turkish relations, lasted more than half an hour, suggesting that despite the public statements about the bid to establish a positive agenda, both during Dendias’ meeting with Cavusoglu and the earlier one with Erdogan, a wide chasm remains.

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