Mitchell heads to Athens, Nicosia as tensions rise


Tensions between Greece and Turkey are expected to be the focus of the visit of US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wes Mitchell to Athens on Thursday and Nicosia on Friday as part of a five-day tour of the region.

Prior to these visits, Mitchell heads to Pristina on Monday before arriving in Skopje on Tuesday and Belgrade on Wednesday.

His tour will not include Turkey.