Turkey's delinquent actions in the Aegean were the focus of Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias' meeting with his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Sukri, in New York.
According to diplomatic sources, the meeting took place at a critical time as Turkey wants to build bridges of communication in Egypt and decongest tensions in their relations.
Mr. Dendias even referred to the most recent one, during which Turkish naval vessels moved threateningly against Greek naval vessels.
For his part, the Egyptian Foreign Minister referred to the second round of contacts between the Egyptian and Turkish Foreign Ministers, analyzing the reasons why there is no prospect of normalization of relations between the two countries. As he stressed, the main reason for normalization is the cessation of Turkey's aggressive behavior towards Greece and Cyprus.
According to diplomatic sources, the meetings confirmed the particularly close relationship between Greece and Egypt and the two sides exchanged views on Turkish behavior and developments in the Middle East and North Africa.
Mr. Dendias also participated in a tripartite meeting with his counterparts from the Republic of Cyprus and Egypt, where there was a broader agenda in these talks.
In particular, the meeting stressed the need to create a permanent secretariat, which will be in charge of implementing the decisions of the summits. The meeting also discussed the upcoming summit, Turkey's stance, the role of Libya and developments in Syria and Iraq.