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Good progress' made in Greece-Turkey talks - NATO chief

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Turkey and Greece have made good progress in technical talks on the Eastern Mediterranean, NATO's secretary-general said Wednesday. Anadolu Agency reports. 

"These meetings are ongoing and good progress has been made. These are technical military talks," said Jens Stoltenberg in a press conference with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

"Half a dozen meetings have been held here at NATO headquarters with Greece and Turkey. The aim is to create a deconfliction mechanism with the aim of avoiding incidents and accidents at sea or in the air," he said.

Stoltenberg also hailed an agreement between the two countries to hold exploratory talks.

"They complement the diplomatic efforts led by Germany to resolve the underlying dispute. The German efforts have led to an agreement yesterday to hold exploratory talks, which I welcome," he said.

Stoltenberg also thanked Sanchez for supporting NATO's deconfliction efforts.

Greek news agencies also confirmed Stoltenberg's statement on the current talks between two countries. 

It should be noted that Greece and Turkey have had disputes over exploration rights in the Eastern Mediterranean led to the rise of the tension between two regional states. 

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