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Meeting in Ankara : Erdogan and Tsipras want to overcome crises

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after a Meeting in Ankara with the Expansion of their often crisis-Laden relations. "Even if in our bilateral relations temporarily unwanted situations to occur, so we have to find ways quickly to make amends," Erdogan said at an evening press conference. Tsipras spoke of a "effective and honest Meeting." It is important to create in the Aegean sea, a climate of cooperation. Both parties had made on Tuesday is clear that they wanted the "vicious circle" of crises. Greek media saw that evening, "small and cautious steps towards it".

During the talks, it went according to Erdogan, the fight against terrorism. Greece should be no safe haven for a terrorist organization such as PKK and Fetö, he said. With this remark, he played on eight alleged accomplice in the coup attempt of 2016, who had fled to Greece. The power of government for the coup, the movement of the preacher Fethullah Gülen is responsible, which abbreviates to Fetö. Erdogan demanded the extradition of eight servicemen.

Apparently he had not come, but on Tuesday. Tsipras pointed out that the Greek judicial decisions, and must respect any rule of law. Three soldiers previously were asylum, for the others it is expected.

was gangs a Priority for Greece, the intensification of cooperation to combat the Traffickers, said Tsipras. Again and again agreement between the EU and Turkey, migrants from Turkey to Greece despite of the Refugee. In the past year, there were a good 40 to 500 people. The theme of the divided island state of Cyprus, there should be further talks on a "plan of action".

Tsipras arrived in the afternoon to a two-day visit in Ankara. The state-owned Turkish news Agency Anadolu that he had said on Monday that he wanted to put the "difficult, but open dialogue" by 2017. Again and again it has gekriselt since the last Meeting. In addition to Migration, Cyprus and the coup leaders question the sovereign rights in the Aegean sea are subject to dispute - it's also about research holes on both sides of the Mediterranean. In the Region rich of natural gas are assumed to Occur.

Shortly before the arrival of Tsipras in Ankara, Turkey still had a head money on the Greece who had fled an alleged coup soldiers. For this purpose, the Turkish Ministry of the interior took the eight military in the so-called Red list of most wanted "terrorists," as the state news Agency Anadolu reported. Per Person, there should be evidence to take the men now have four million Turkish Lira (about 670 000 euros).

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