Greece, Turkey ready for dialogue over Mediterranean dispute, German FM says

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. AFP PHOTOS

Greece and Turkey told German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Tuesday that they did not want to settle their dispute over the eastern Mediterranean militarily, the minister said, saying there was a readiness for dialogue, Reuters reported.

“I hear from all sides that the readiness for dialogue exists, and that is why we regard it as achievable,” said Maas at a news conference with his Turkish counterpart after earlier visiting Greece.

“I remain convinced that if both sides start direct talks with honest intentions, we can find a solution that can be acceptable to both sides,” he said.

Maas also said ties between the European Union and Turkey were at a crossroads and that it would be clear by the end of the year where relations were heading.

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  1. Ankara continues it hostilities and invading from Greek territory as proven day after day and stressed jointly by Europe and the US. Erdogan wants to steal what is not his every where and always and neglect international law he only sees Erdogan’s selfish law. He has no intention to be reasonable and lawful only to take and take and take. In the mean time he loses ever batle, national and international, economical, health wise, scientific, law wise, social, human, moral,ethic, and electoral only his pickets grew bigger and bigger.