BRUSSELS/ANKARA (Reuters) – After a five-year hiatus marked by grievances over their rival claims to Mediterranean waters, Turkey resumes talks with Greece on Monday in the first test of its hopes to reverse deteriorating relations with the European Union. They could also pave the way for an imminent visit to Turkey by EU leaders. Expressing guarded optimism, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told Reuters he saw a “window of opportunity” but that Ankara needed to “abandon this line of confrontation” and seek dialogue. President Tayyip Erdogan, who has accused the bloc of “strategic blindness” towards Turkey, told EU ambassadors in Ankara this month he was ready to improve ties. Paris would work with its partners on possible sanctions until Turkey’s words were met with concrete actions, the source said.
Source: Egypt Independent January 24, 2021 08:26 UTC