Sc-119, 1 December 2020, Statement Of The Spokesperson Of The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hami Aksoy, In Response To A Question

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 01.12.2020

Question: Greece has been avoiding dialogue by using Oruç Reis research vessel as an excuse. Now that Oruç Reis has completed its activity, do you foresee any change in Greece’s position?

Response: As it is well known, from the outset Turkey has been in favor of dialogue with Greece without preconditions. In fact, although an agreement was reached with Greece to restart exploratory talks, it was not possible to set a date as Greece backed away from dialogue on the pretext that Oruç Reis was in the field.

The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources announced that Oruç Reis has completed its activities in the Eastern Mediterranean and returned to Antalya on 29 November 2020.

Turkey, as it was before, will continue to be open to dialogue without preconditions.

Atatürk

Yunus Demirer Ambassador
Monday - Friday

09:00 - 12:30 / 14:00 - 18:00

Consular Section: 09:00-12:00
1/1/2020 1/1/2020 New Year Day and Independence Day
1/6/2020 1/6/2020 Epiphany
4/10/2020 4/10/2020 Good Friday
4/13/2020 4/13/2020 Easter Monday
5/1/2020 5/1/2020 Labor Day
5/8/2020 5/8/2020 Victory over Fascism Day
5/24/2020 5/24/2020 Ramadan
7/5/2020 7/5/2020 St. Cyrilus, St. Methodius Day
7/31/2020 7/31/2020 Eid al-Adha
8/29/2020 8/29/2020 Slovak National Uprising Day
9/1/2020 9/1/2020 Constitutions Day
9/15/2020 9/15/2020 Our Lady of seven Sorrows
10/29/2020 10/29/2020
11/1/2020 11/1/2020 All Saints' Day
11/17/2020 11/17/2020 Day of Struggle for Liberty and Democracy
12/24/2020 12/26/2020 Christmas