State Department welcomes Mitsotakis-Erdogan call, says report


The US State Department has reportedly welcomed a rare telephone call on Friday between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

According to reports, a State Department official said that as members of the NATO alliance, Greece and Turkey have a mutual interest in maintaining open channels of communication to promote cooperation and the peaceful settlement of their differences.

A statement from the Greek PM’s office said the two leaders addressed ways of handling the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak, the reopening of borders and the re-establishment of tourist flows.