A day after jointly attending a friendly soccer match between Turkey and Greece in Istanbul, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu were scheduled to meet again in Ankara on Wednesday.
The two leaders were expected to discuss mutual ties and ways to tackle the ongoing refugee crisis – also in light of the terrorist raids in Paris. The leftist leader is also due to hold talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Earlier on Wednesday Tsipras met with Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios in Istanbul. The approximately one-hour talks focused on the need to confront extremism and strengthen interfaith dialogue.