Turkey and Greece strengthen mutual understanding

Mutual understanding between Turkey and Greece in the fight against terrorism is increasing. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced this at a joint press conference held after the talks in Ankara with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

According to him, both countries agree that terrorist organizations have no place in the region's future. Erdogan also pointed out the need to reach a fair and final solution to the Cyprus problem based on the island's realities. The head of Turkey expressed confidence that this would strengthen stability and peace in the region.

Next, the President of Turkey referred to the situation in the Gaza Strip. He emphasized that Ankara will continue intensive diplomatic contacts to force Israel to cease-fire in Gaza and expand the wave of recognition of the Palestinian state.

President Erdogan once again emphasized the inadmissibility of the world community ignoring what is happening in the Palestinian exclave. "The international community, especially the Western countries, should raise their voices against the killing of more than 35,000 innocent Palestinian civilians," he said.

Erdogan emphasized once again that the Palestinian Hamas movement is not a terrorist organization. "Hamas is a resistance organization whose lands have been occupied since 1947 and which defends the territories. I do not consider Hamas a terrorist organization; on the contrary, we are people who fight to protect their land and their people," he said.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, for his part, noted that mutual understanding between Greece and Turkey is growing, and relations between the two countries are steadily developing "in a more positive way."