Turkish President extends olive branch amid Greek disasters
According to the Kathimerini daily, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reached out to Greece in a significant gesture of solidarity. In a letter addressed to his Greek counterpart, President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, Erdogan extended his condolences and expressed his deep concern for the victims of the recent devastating wildfires and floods ravaging Greece.
In the correspondence released by the Greek President's office on Wednesday, Erdogan emphasized that Turkey is prepared to stand by Greece in these challenging times and offer any necessary assistance.
The goodwill gesture precedes an anticipated meeting between Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis scheduled in New York next week. The two leaders are set to explore the potential resumption of dialogues between their nations.
The recent overtures follow a period of tension in Greek-Turkish relations. However, the shared tragedies experienced by both nations, marked by natural disasters in Turkey and Greece, are paving the way for a rapprochement and fostering a climate of mutual support and understanding.