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Greece, Turkey prepare ahead of migration talks

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will visit Athens on March 4 for a meeting with his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias, it was announced Thursday.

The two will prepare the ground for talks between the prime ministers of the two countries in Izmir on March 8, on the management of the ongoing migrant influx, also in light of NATO’s Aegean operation against smugglers trafficking people from Turkey.

The migration crisis was also at the heart of talks between Kotzias and his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni Thursday in Athens. The pair also discussed aspects of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), farming and culture.

“The problems facing the EU today are complicated and complex. We must avoid simplistic solutions that encourage the fragmentation of Europe,” Kotzias said during a joint press conference.