• Turkey, Greece to use dialogue to calm Aegean tensions

    Updated:
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says Turkey and Greece have agreed to settle tensions through dialogue, a day after a Greek coast guard vessel was damaged in a collision with a Turkish patrol boat in the Aegean Sea.

    Yildirim said he told Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in a late Tuesday telephone call that Greece must refrain from acts that strain ties, adding that the Aegean should be a "sea of friendship."

    He said: "We have reached an agreement that as of now (tensions) are settled politically and diplomatically in a more calm way, through mutual understanding and with the channels of dialogue constantly open."

    Yildirim said the Greek and Turkish military chiefs would meet on the margins of a NATO meeting in Brussels in May.

    Next Up:


  • Headline Goes Here

    Turkey, Greece to use dialogue to calm Aegean tensions

  • Headline Goes Here

    Putin: We're held hostage to political strife around Trump

  • Headline Goes Here

    UN says issues 'narrowed' over Greece-Macedonia name dispute

  • Headline Goes Here

    Ireland referendum could lift strict ban on abortion

  • Headline Goes Here

    2 French secret agents suspected of treason, handed charges