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Lena Argiri, the DC Correspondent for ERT – the Greek Public Broadcasting Company, joins The Greek Current to discuss President Biden’s meeting with Turkey’s President Erdogan, the meeting between Prime Minister Mitsotakis and Erdogan, and the key takeaways from Monday’s NATO summit.

urkish President Tayyip Erdogan meets with Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on the sidelines of the NATO summit, in Brussels, Belgium June 14, 2021. [Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Press Office/Handout via Reuters]
NEWS

In a 50-minute meeting described by Greek sources as an “ice breaker,” Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to a joint understanding on Monday that 2020 tensions should not be repeated in 2021, while noting at the same time that the big differences between the two NATO members remain. 


[Reuters]
NEWS

The meeting between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erogan in Brussels on the sidelines of the NATO Summit “broke the ice” between the two countries, Greek government sources said on Monday afternoon, in a first assessment of the talks.


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NEWS

Greece and Albania are ready to speed up negotiations on an arbitration agreement for reaching a settlement on the delimitation of their respective maritime zones via the International Court of Justice at The Hague, after the general elections in Albania, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Albanian counterpart Edi Rama said on Monday.

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan arrives at a NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 14, 2021. [Francois Mori/Pool via Reuters]
NEWS

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is vying to mend Turkey’s battered relations with its Western partners, said Monday that a revival of dialogue with fellow NATO member Greece to resolve long-standing disputes will serve “stability and prosperity” in the region.

[Reuters]
OPINION

The Greek-Turkish summit coincides with the Biden-Erdogan meeting, which will also take place on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Brussels.



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NEWS

US President Joe Biden and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will discuss problematic bilateral ties on Monday including Ankara’s purchase of Russian S-400 missiles, but there is little hope they will resolve any of several disputes that divide NATO.


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Seeking to build on the recent relative easing in tensions, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erogan meet Monday in Brussels on the sidelines of the NATO Summit and talk through interpreters.