Tsipras and Erdogan seek ways to overcome Greek-Turkish tension

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: SYRIZA
Photo via @PrimeministerGR
Photo via @PrimeministerGR

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged from a meeting in Istanbul on Monday with a seemingly common desire to improve relations between their two countries, which have been tested by recent events.

The frequent violations of Greek air space by Turkish jets and the fragile agreement between Turkey and the European Union regarding refugees were both discussed during the 50-minute meeting at the sidelines of the inaugural World Humanitarian Summit.

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