Ankara, Turkey – Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias met. During the meeting, developments in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean were discussed.

Turkey-Greece tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias held a meeting.

The two names discussed the latest developments and tensions in region. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that despite his close friendship with Dendias, his counterpart had not acted out of pressure in his country.

From Greece, he stood back from sitting at the table outside of military technical talks. There has been warm contact with Greece, which has recently made diplomatic statements.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded that he not be thrown out in the Eastern Mediterranean and that he continue his decision-making stance.

Greece’S FM met with its Turkish counterpart on the sidelines of the Security Forum.

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu agreed on Thursday to set a starting date for exploratory talks between Greece and Turkey.

The two officials met briefly on the sidelines of the Bratislava Global Security Forum in the Slovak capital, according to Greek and Turkish media reports.

Dendias took the opportunity to express Greeceā€™s opposition to Turkey’s planned opening of the beach in Varosha, a fenced-off southern area of Famagusta city in Turkish Cyprus.

The brief meeting came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated Turkey’s commitment to continue its plans in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean in an interview with the Qatari daily.