Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said that he was preparing to “build” dialogue with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias in the coming weeks.
During his visit to Portugal, as reported by kathimerini.gr, the Turkish foreign minister stated that “there is an open window for a better dialogue with Greece. The Greek minister is a friend of mine and we will create a dialogue with him in the coming weeks and in this context we are ready to turn over a new page in our relations with the EU.”
During the joint press conference with his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva, the Turkish foreign minister kept a hard line on the Cyprus issue.
“In Cyprus, it will be a waste of time to discuss a federal solution. We have been discussing this for 52 years and I am sure we will not find a solution if we discuss it for another 52 years. This will not happen not only because Turkey or the Turkish Cypriots do not want it, but also because the Greek Cypriots do not want to share anything,” he said.