Early on Monday morning, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim will be in Athens, where he will be admitted at 10:30 at the Maximos Mansion by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
Binali Yildirim will be accompanied, according to IBNA’s exclusive information, by Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Minister of Finance Naci Ağbal, Labor Minister Mehmet Müezzinoğlu, who was born in West Thrace. Without being fully confirmed, the Minister for European Affairs Ömer Çelik and Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş will also be with the Turkish PM.
As was revealed in the previous days by IBNA, the agenda of the talks will include: the bilateral relations, the Cyprus problem, the refugee issue, the Euro-Turkish issues, regional developments (Syriac, Qatar, etc.) and the organization of the Supreme Council of Greece-Turkey G2G to be held in Thessaloniki.
Cypriot diplomatic sources commented that the visit of the Turkish Prime Minister is in the context of the resumption of talks on the Cyprus issue on 28 June in Geneva, as this time the wish of the Greek Prime Minister is to have a preparatory meeting, which was not possible to take place in the context of the Geneva talks in January between Alexis Tsipras and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, despite having been requested by the Greek Prime Minister
The individual talks of the two homologues will be followed by broad talks between the two sides, while a two-way press conference will be held in the media. Then the Turkish Prime Minister will meet around 13:00 with the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos and then depart for Alexandroupolis for a private visit.
From the capital of Evros, Binali Yildirim will travel by road to Komotini where he will attend a Ramadan Iftar religious dinner./IBNA