"The 10 islands will benefit from the agreement both all spring and all summer" announces Greek PM
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made evaluations on the agenda to the state television ERT yesterday.
"WE WILL NOT BLOCK THE PURCHASE OF F-16S"
Answering a question about Türkiye's request to purchase F-16s from the US, Mitsotakis said, "We neither try to prevent this, nor do we have the means to influence the sale of defence equipment to another country."
VISA FACILITATION FOR TURKISH TOURISTS
Emphasising the recent normalisation of relations between Türkiye and Greece, Mitsotakis stated that the application, which will provide visa convenience for Turkish tourists to enter 10 islands, will start in March.
"The 10 islands will benefit from the agreement both all spring and all summer, and I believe that this agreement will be permanent," Mitsotakis said.
Stating that the dialogue between the two countries has been improved in order to increase the trade between Türkiye and Greece, Mitsotakis said that the cooperation between the two countries has also improved in the irregular migrant problem.
THE SITUATION IN THE AEGEAN
Mr. Mitsotakis pointed out that the geography in the Aegean creates a very complex structure and said the following about the disputes in the Aegean:
"I don't think this issue is going to be resolved overnight, but we are going to approach it in good faith, we are going to be clear on our red lines, which every Greek government has set when they talk about these issues. On the other hand, we will also benefit from the general optimistic mood, which I would say has already had a significant positive impact in itself."
VISA-FREE GREEK ISLANDS
According to a previous statement by the Minister of Immigration and Asylum Dimitris Keridis, the islands where Turkish citizens can go visa-free are as follows:
1. Chios Island
2. Lesbos Island
3. Rhodes Island
4. Samos Island
5. Kos Island
6. Meis Island
7. Patmos Island
8. Leros Island
9. Kalymnos Island
10. Simi Island