65 Years Later, a Turkish President is Set to Go to Greece in Formal Visit

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of Turkey is scheduled to visit Greece in what promises to be an historic visit.  Erdogan is scheduled to visit Athens and Thrace starting tomorrow, December 7th, through Friday, December 8th.  The visit will be the first of its kind in 65 years.  It comes at a time of high tension between Greece and Turkey.

Erdoğan to visit Greece this week

It has been confirmed that Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will visit Greece this week.

The Turkish leader will visit Athens and Thrace on 7-8 December, and will meeting with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

According to Kathimerini Athens believes the president’s visit comes at a particularly crucial time, given the current state of relations between Turkey, Germany and the United States of America.

High on the agenda for discussion is the EU-Turkey refugee deal, along with the long-standing Cyprus issue and sovereign rights in the Aegean.

Also expected to be on the table are discussions surrounding closer economic cooperation, namely about transport links between the two countries.

As a result of the visit, the Greek government is looking to build on the channels of communication that it currently has in place with Ankara.

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