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Amid Turkish Provocations, Mitsotakis Will Meet Erdogan in Istanbul

ATHENS – Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who will be in Turkey to celebrate the Feast of Orthodoxy at the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Fanari, is set to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on March 13.

No agenda was reported but Kathimerini said the two leaders, who rarely speak, will have lunch at Erdogan’s residence, not at his $658 million 1100-room palace where it would take three years to visit every room once a day.

The visit comes as there was some worry in Greece that Erdogan may be emboldened by Russia President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine that has brought European Union and western sanctions but no military help.

Erdogan has said he covets return of Greek Aegean islands ceded away under the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne he doesn’t recognize and that he will again send an energy research vessel and warships off Greek islands, including Crete.

He also denounced Mitsoakis for making military deals with France and the United States and warned against what he called an arms race and that Turkey would further build its military arsenal.

 

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