Greece restarts talks with Turkey over Eastern Mediterranean crisis

Greece resumed high-level talks with Turkey to try and de-escalate a dispute over Eastern Mediterranean borders and energy rights.

Greek government spokesman Stelios Petsas stated that direct contacts had restarted after the Turkish Oruc Reis research vessel returned to Turkey after violating the Greek and Cypriot continental shelf and maritime space for over a month.

The discussions were taking place between aides to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.