Greece’s Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias expressed his sincere condolences over the loss of lives in wildfires raging Turkey, including ones engulfing the Turkish Foreign Minister’s home region of Antalya, the ministry wrote on Twitter on Thursday.
Speaking to his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on the phone, Dendias also expressed Greece’s readiness to provide assistance if requested, it was noted in the ministry’s tweet.
At least three people have lost their lives in forest fires burning for a second day in southern Turkey.
Meanwhile, Dendias meeting today Friday, July 30, with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defence of Lebanon, Zeina Akar.
The private and then expanded talks at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are expected to focus on enhancing cooperation between the two countries both bilaterally and with the participation of Greece and Lebanon in multilateral cooperation schemes.
Various issues will be discussed, including, inter alia, international and regional developments, mainly in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Cyprus issue, the refugee-migration issue and the situation in Syria.
Statements to the Press will follow (at about 13:20) after which Dendias will host a working lunch.