Türkiye, Greece can solve issues through dialogue - defense minister 

  18 October 2022    Read: 206
  Türkiye, Greece can solve issues through dialogue - defense minister 

Türkiye and Greece can solve their problems through mutual dialogue and negotiations, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said Tuesday, amid ongoing tensions between the two countries, AzVision.az reports citing Daily Sabah.

"We believe that problems can be resolved through mutual negotiations and dialogue. We persist in this approach. But on the other hand, everyone should know that we will not allow a fait accompli or an undesirable situation in any way," Akar said at the distinguished observer day activities of the "Free Fire-2022" exercise in the capital Ankara.

He added that Türkiye always follows a "responsible, prudent, and patient" policy to ensure peace and stability.

Reminding of his last week's gathering with Greek Defense Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos on the sidelines of a NATO meeting in Brussels, Akar said: "We openly expressed our feelings and thoughts to them. We stated that for a comprehensive and permanent solution, we need to meet and maintain the dialogue.

"We stated that within the framework of good neighborly relations, these problems can be solved within international law. We still believe that our problems can be solved by talking and meeting as two neighbors, two allies, and with sincere dialogue, without getting third parties involved in this regard."

Akar added that Türkiye is not a threat to anyone, rather it is a "strong, reliable, and effective" ally.


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