Erdogan said he wants full implementation of the Lausanne Treaty (but what he means?). The two leaders met in Beijing
Negotiations on the Cyprus problem must be protected in order to succeed, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting on Saturday in China.
A Cypriot government source, who spoke to CNA after being informed by the Greek government, said that the Greek Prime Minister underlined his support to the Cyprus talks and noted that they have to be protected in order to succeed.
He also said that a new Geneva Conference on Cyprus can take place if there is a substantive preparation for a just and viable solution.
The Greek PM emphasized the need to de-escalate the Turkish provocations in the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean and the promotion of a positive agenda in Greek-Turkish relations.
The same source said that the Turkish President expressed his country’s long-standing positions. He also agreed on the need to avoid tensions in the next period and on the importance of communication between the two countries` Chiefs of General Staff.
Greek government sources quoted by Athens Macedonian News Agency (ANA) claimed that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras raised the positive agenda for Greek-Turkish relations. Erdogan adopted it and at the end of the meeting, he expressed the wish to fully implement the Treaty of Lausanne, according to sources of the
The two officials discussed the Greek-Turkish relations, the Cyprus issue, the European course of Turkey, which Tsipras said that Greece supports, the migration issue and the issue of visas for Turkish citizens visiting countries of the European Union.
On the Greek side, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, Minister of Digital Policy Nikos Pappas and Foreign Ministry Secretary General for International Economic Cooperation George Tsipras participated. On the Turkish side, Prime Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu participated.
Meanwhile, the Prime Ministers of Greece and Turkey, Alexis Tsipras and Binali Yildirim, will meet in Thessaloniki in October, as agreed on Saturday’s meeting between Tsipras and Erdogan in Beijing. Meetings of Foreign Ministers Nikos Kotzias and Mevlout Tsavousoglou will precede.