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Greece: Turkey

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 27527, tabled on 10 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the recent EU discussions with the Government of Turkey over tensions at the Turkey-Greece border.

Answered on

16 March 2020

We are concerned by the situation on the Greece-Turkey border. We remain committed to supporting Greece and Turkey's efforts to manage migration effectively and are working both bilaterally and with our international partners to this end. On 3 March, the Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary discussed the issue with their Turkish counterparts and we have discussed it with the Greek Foreign Minister. We welcome ongoing discussions between the EU and Turkey and continue to support the implementation of the EU-Turkey deal, which is crucial in effectively managing migratory flows.