The fourth round of negotiations on measures to strengthen trust between Turkey and Greece will be held in Ankara on Monday, November 13th.
According to Anadolu, the first meeting between the military delegations of Turkey and Greece was held in Greece in 2010, and the second in Turkey. The third negotiations took place in Athens on February 21, 2020 after a long break. During the negotiations held during this period between Turkish and Greek delegations, an agreement was reached on the plan for the implementation of trust measures.
It was previously decided that the fourth round of negotiations between the parties on increasing cooperation and safety in marine and air activities will be held in the Turkish capital.
However, in 2021, the military delegations of Turkey and Greece held a meeting in video conferences due to pandemia of coronavirus.
Following the meeting, the Ministry of National Defense of Turkey agreed to “continue the discussion of trust measures”, and “it was planned to hold the subsequent meeting in Ankara.” Against the backdrop of tension in the Aegean Sea, there was no development regarding negotiations in Ankara.
The positive agenda between the parties was outlined after destructive earthquakes with the epicenter of Kamhramanmarash, which occurred in Turkey on February 6, as well as the railway catastrophe in Greece. A positive attitude was even more accelerated after the meeting of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with the Prime Minister of Greece Kiriakos Mitsotakis.
within the framework of these initiatives, the Minister of National Defense Yashar Guler and Minister of Defense of Greece Nicos Dandias agreed to resume meetings on confidence measures.
Thus, the fourth round of negotiations on confidence measures between delegations of Turkey and Greece will be held in Ankara on Monday, November 13th.
It is expected that many issues will be discussed as part of negotiations. At the meeting, which will be held at the Ministry of National Defense, both military and civil delegations will be present.