Erdoğan's visit to Athens shorter than first anticipated - Meetings to lock the program

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The details are being finalised ahead of the Greek-Turkish Supreme Cooperation Council that will take place in the Greek capital on December 7. Erdoğan's visit will be a shorter and more modest version compared to the initial leaks from Turkey.

To lock in many of the details of the meetings in Athens between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, an internal meeting is planned for today at Megaros Maximos, Proto Thema reported.

According to the latest information, the Turkish leader may come to Greece on the same day to carry out the official contacts at the Presidential Palace and the Maximos Palace. At the same time, lunch is planned at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at noon.

Also, his entourage is expected to be smaller than first announced, while the ministerial composition that will participate in the expanded discussions of the ASS has not yet been fully finalised.

On the Greek side, however, there will be at least five ministers and two deputy ministers, with the prospect of enlargement. At the same time, competent sources said ministers who will not sign agreements may participate in the discussions.

Also, Erdoğan will not be accompanied by a group of businessmen after all, as was an idea that fell on the table.

Finally, until yesterday, there was no request from the government for the Turkish president's private visit to Thrace, as he did in 2004 and 2017.

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