Greek Prime Minister to Meet with Turkish PM and the President in Turkey

tsipras_davoutoglu-735x459Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet with both Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Ankara on November 18th, Greek media reports.

The primary goal of his state visit to Turkey is to discuss with Davutoglu cooperation between the two countries on the ongoing refugee crisis. Tsipras has expressed his intention to work with Turkey to curb migrant and refugee flows from the Turkish shores to the Greek islands.

During Wednesday’s ministerial council, the prime minister informed his cabinet that he will also discuss the Cyprus problem.

The two prime ministers will also watch the friendly soccer match between the Turkish and Greek teams together.

Tsipras will meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Istanbul on November 17, before heading to Ankara, Greek media reports.