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Greece and Turkey sign declaration on normalization of relations

Dec 7, 2023

On December 7, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a declaration of friendship and good neighborliness in Athens as a new step in the normalization of relations.

The text of the document was published by the Greek newspaper Kathimerini.


Greece and Turkey recognize that deepening cooperation between the countries will contribute to prosperity in the region for the benefit of both Greek and Turkish societies, and declare their intention to strengthen bilateral cooperation and intensify mutual visits.

Both sides promise to refrain from statements and steps that could harm peace and stability in the region, and that in case of disputes, they will seek to resolve them through direct consultations or other means by mutual agreement, as provided for in the UN Charter.

"The Athens Declaration does not have the status of a legally binding agreement.

Author - Olena Madiak, 07/12/2023

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