Turkish FM: Turkey is in favor of dialogue without preconditions with Greece

This handout photograph released by the Turkish Defence Ministry on August 12, 2020, shows Turkish seismic research vessel 'Oruc Reis' heading in the west of Antalya on the Mediterranean Sea. (Supplied)

Turkey has been in favor of dialog without preconditions with Greece since the beginning, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy in a statement on Tuesday afternoon as reported by state-run Anadolu Agency.

Turkey has reaffirmed its readiness for dialog with Greece following the return to port of a Turkish research vessel.

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Anadolu Agency added that Aksoy said the date of the talks remains undecided due to Greece “taking a step back” over the Oruc Reis issue.

“Our Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources announced that the Oruc Reis completed its activities in the Eastern Mediterranean and returned to Antalya on Nov. 29,” Aksoy said.

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Last Update: Tuesday, 01 December 2020 KSA 19:55 - GMT 16:55