Erdogan says he told his colleagues not to hold bilateral talks with Greece anymore
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on June 1st that he had told his colleagues not to hold bilateral talks with Greece again, the latest reversal after resuming talks last year to resolve their differences in the Mediterranean after a five-year hiatus, Reuters reported.
These talks have made little progress. Erdogan said last week that Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis “no longer exists” for him, accusing the Greek leader of trying to block sales of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey during a visit to the United States.
Turkey and Greece, both NATO allies, have long been at odds on a number of issues, such as maritime borders, the extent of their continental shelves, airspace and ethnic divisions in Cyprus.