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Greece and Turkey

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL9253, tabled on 11 July 2023

To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the prospects for détente between Greece and Turkey.

Answered on

25 July 2023

Greece and Turkey are close friends and allies to the UK and we are pleased to see continued high-level contact between the two countries, including Prime Minister Mitsotakis and President Erdo─čan's meeting on 12 July, and commitment to hold a bilateral High-Level Cooperation Council in Thessaloniki in the Autumn. We hope this engagement can pave the way towards a long term reduction in tensions. We encourage both countries to resolve issues through dialogue and we support de-confliction measures aimed at de-escalation and reduction of tensions, including existing deconfliction mechanisms within NATO structures. The UK will continue to work with all parties in support of this.