Erdoğan will come to Athens with nine top ministers, businesspeople and a delegation of 300 people

Mitsotakis Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's entourage in Athens will be massive.

The Turkish president will come to Athens on December 7 to meet with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis within the framework of the Supreme Cooperation Council. Erdoğan will be accompanied by nine top government ministers, with their secretaries and advisers, while businessmen and journalists will attend the Turkish delegation.

It indicates that, from the size of the mission, Ankara is sending the message to Athens that it has very high on its agenda the specific trip and the agreements to be signed.

According to SKAI, the Turkish delegation will include Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan, Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya, Tourism and Culture Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek, Energy and Technology Minister Alparslan Bayraktar, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, the Minister of Justice Yılmaz Tunç the Minister of Education Yusuf Tekin, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Mehmet Özhaseki.

The Turkish mission will include at least 150 people, advisers and the president's security, which means that two planes may be used, one for the Turkish president and his entourage and one for the rest of the mission.

If we include the entire mission with the secretaries, advisers and businessmen, then we are talking about 300-plus people.

Finally, there are two scenarios regarding the program that Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will follow during his stay in Athens.

In the first and most urgent, Erdoğan will depart from Athens late in the evening of October 7th. The second scenario, which is the least likely, is for the Turkish president to leave the next day in the morning.

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