German chancellor to hold phone call with Greek PM


German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday requested a telephone call with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ahead of her scheduled visit to Turkey on Thursday, February 2, ANA-MPA reported.

The news agency said that Merkel asked to be briefed on Athens’s official position on Greek-Turkish relations in light of recent tensions, as well as on the progress of ongoing negotiations for the reunification of Cyprus.