US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who paid an official visit to Athens, the capital of Greece, for two days, said that the United States favors rapprochement between the two allied countries, Turkey and Greece, and stated that this rapprochement could create new opportunities for Ankara. and Athens.
In an interview with Greece’s MEGA TV station, Blinken stated that after the earthquakes in Kahramanmaraş, Greece’s rush to support Turkey touched the hearts of Turks and said, “I was there and spoke to many Turkish colleagues. One of the first things they said was how important it was to get help from Turkey.” Greek citizens. I think it creates a nice atmosphere.” He said.
Blinken expressed his hope for continued calm in relations between Greece and Turkey, and said, “There may be an opportunity to enhance dialogue in the coming months and resolve long-standing problems.” He said.
A helpful spirit can solve problems
Blinken stated that this is important for the United States of America because both Greece and Turkey are allies, partners and close friends of ours. Of course we’d like to see them get closer. If they do, the opportunities for both countries will be amazing.” He assessed it.
Blinken pointed out that there are differences of opinion and disagreements between Turkey and the West, and indicated that he hopes that the current spirit of cooperation and mutual assistance will play a role in resolving problems in the future.
Blinken stressed that Turkey’s F-16 modernization program is of great importance in terms of Turkey’s cooperation with NATO, as a NATO ally, and the overall defense of the alliance.
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