Serhat TUNAR -TDO- NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced that Turkey and Greece have decided to hold technical talks to reduce rising tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.
"After my talks with the Turkish and Greek leaders, the two allied countries agreed to start technical talks in NATO to establish mechanisms to prevent military conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean and to reduce the risk of preventing accidents and incidents," Stoltenberg said in a written statement."
She added two valuable allies Turkey and Greece qualifies as Jens Stoltenberg: "NATO to find a solution to the tension in a spirit of solidarity, I will continue to stay in close contact with all relevant allied countries."
A statement by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated the following returns::
"The Secretary-General of NATO has taken an initiative to reduce tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean and prevent unwanted accidents between sea and air elements.
This initiative, which is also supported by our country, as the secretary - general announced today, is aimed at starting military-technical negotiations between the two countries within NATO.
These de-conflict talks are not about the solution of bilateral issues between Turkey and Greece, but rather about the arrangements previously discussed at the bilateral level between the military authorities of the two countries. We expect Greece to support the NATO Secretary-General's initiative.
On the other hand, we would like to remind you once again that our country is ready for dialogue without preconditions in order to find permanent solutions to all issues between us and Greece in accordance with international law, fair and equitable."