Turkey, Greece to hold new round of exploratory talks in Athens on Feb 22

The next round of exploratory talks between Turkey and Greece will be held in Athens on Feb. 22, the Greek Foreign Ministry announced in a statement.


Greece and Turkey will hold a new round of exploratory talks on Feb. 22 in Athens, the Greek Foreign Ministry said on Feb. 19, as the two NATO-allies seek to address their differences in the Mediterranean.

Greece and Turkey disagree on a range of issues from airspace to maritime zones in the eastern Mediterranean and ethnically split Cyprus.

After a five-year hiatus and months of tensions, the two countries agreed last year to resume talks in an effort to reach common ground and allow for formal negotiations to begin.

Athens and Ankara have held three rounds of talks since then but they still appear far apart.