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2 December, Wednesday


Erdogan and Trump held phone talks over tensions in the Mediterranean

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the US President Donald Trump held phone talks Wednesday. Both leaders discussed bilateral relations and regional developments, especially tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, in the phone talks, Anadolu Agency reports.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan reminded Donald Trump that Turkey is not a part creating instability in the Eastern Mediterranean.

He stressed that Turkey proved with "concrete actions" that it wants to reduce tensions and establish dialogue on the matter.

It should be noted that there are disputes between Greece and Turkey over the exploration of energy resources in the Eastern Mediterranean. Ankara is accusing Athens of trying to intervene in the sovereign maritime territory of Turkey based on small islands near the Turkish coast.  

Turkish drillship has been recently focusing on the exploration of energy resources in the Eastern Mediterranean.  Turkish government said that Turkey and Turkish Republic of North Cyprus have rights to carry out activities in Mediterranean.

Turkish officials said that they support the political solution to disputes with Greece through dialogue.

US president Donald Trump also called both sides to resolve their differences through dialogue

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