A day after the much publicized meeting between the leaders of Greece and Turkey, Greek military sources revealed that there were 25 violations of Greek airspace on Monday, the majority attributed to an Unarmed Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
Greek sources said 21 of the 25 violations were made by a single Turkish UAV, with the remaining violations attributed to Turkish F-16s.
The violations follow a meeting on Sunday between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul, during which both leaders agreed to improve relations between the two countries.
With the war in Ukraine continuing, Mitsotakis and Erdogan agreed on the necessity to reduce tensions as both countries look to improve stability in the East Mediterranean.
Erdogan and Mitsotakis had a private lunch at the Vahdettin Mansion, the Turkish presidential residence, where they reportedly had a very positive discussion.
According to reports, Mitsotakis and Erdogan confirmed their stances on bilateral issues. Disagreements aside, both leaders emphasized the positive aspects of their agenda and the economic collaboration between Greece and Turkey.
The two men discussed issues such as the Aegean, ethnoreligious minorities, combating terrorism and controlling migration. They also agreed to work together on opening humanitarian corridors in Ukraine.
Erdogan told Mitsotakis that neighbors should speak regularly, rather than only at times of crisis.
Featured image: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis meet at the Vahdettin Pavilion, Istanbul, Turkey, March 13, 2022. (AA Photo)
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