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Maas to visit Athens, Nicosia, Ankara in bid to de-escalate tensions

Germany's FM will be touring Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey next week as part of ongoing efforts to rekindle dialogue between the three countries

Kathimerini Greece Newsroom

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will tour Athens, Nicosia and Ankara next week as part of the continuous effort to rekindle the dialogue between the three countries ahead of the European Council Summit.

In a recent videoconference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for “quick steps” towards an agenda for the further development of EU-Turkey relations and reiterated the need to de-escalate regional tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.

On Wednesday, the foreign ministers of Greece and Turkey met on the sidelines of a conference in Slovakia and agreed to set a date for the start of a new round of exploratory talks between the two.

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