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Turkish Foreign Minister calls Pm Rama on negotiations framework with Turkey

  • 1/12/2021 10:02 AM
Turkish Foreign Minister calls Pm Rama on negotiations framework with Turkey

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu had a telephone conversation with the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama. The news is announced by Anadolu Agency (AA), which states that "diplomatic sources have not disclosed the content of the conversation". Çavuşoğlu held a joint press conference in Ankara today after meeting with his counterpart from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).

The Turkish Foreign Minister, in the joint press conference said that the Prime Minister of Albania, Rama, wanted to meet him with the Greek chief diplomat Nikos Dendias in Tirana, but that in this period Dendias has entered the quarantine, due to contacts with persons of affected by Covid.

"After this first meeting, I am ready to meet Dendias by going to Tirana at Rama's invitation. This is an invitation, I hope that Greece does not reject this opportunity, this invitation and research talks will begin soon," Çavuşoğlu said.

The chief diplomat announced the fact that Pm Rama had been the person who had tried to make the parties sit at a table, while according to Reuters, the Albanian Prime Minister had taken this initiative since taking over the chairmanship of the OSCE.

Turkey said it was ready to sit at a table with Greece by January, where the Turkish chief diplomat said he was ready to meet again with Dendias in Tirana. Rama paid two visits to Ankara and Athens last week. He is thought to have sent a message to Greek Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Athens.