Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan claimed he will be meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in New York on the sidelines if the UN General Assembly, something that Athens has denied.
Erdogan made the claim whilst departing from Istanbul airport ahead of his trip to New York, where he spoke about meeting both the US and Greek leaders, as reported by SKAI news channel.
"We will fulfill Mitsotakis' request in the USA.
"We have a meeting with him there," said the Turkish president, whilst commenting on the recent EUMED 9 summit in Athens.
"However, in this meeting of the" 9 "that they organised, unwanted statements were made. Of course, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs gave us the necessary answers. There we will see how sincere they are and how much they will resist. Turkey at this point is nobody's servant. We must honestly see the steps that need to be taken. If we do not see them, then we will make the necessary decision and take the appropriate steps. "
However, in his recent interview at the Thessaloniki International Fair, Kyriakos Mitsotakis had stated that there is no scheduled meeting with the Turkish President in the framework of the UN General Assembly, saying "after all, I think that our programs do not coincide".