Athens has denied that Greece and Turkey will soon begin talks to de-escalate tensions in the East Mediterranean, according to Hellas Journal.
Hellas Journal reported that “the information that came to light about alleged technical talks in NATO do not correspond to reality, according to diplomatic sources in Athens.”
Only moments before the denial, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said “the two Allies have agreed to enter into technical talks at NATO to establish deconfliction mechanisms and reduce the risk of incidents and accidents in the East Mediterranean.”
In a statement made in a link in the same tweet, Stoltenberg said that he believes the tensions can be relieved “in the spirit of NATO solidarity.”
“Greece and Turkey are valued Allies, and NATO is an important platform for consultations on all issues that affect our shared security. I remain in close touch with all concerned Allies to find a solution to the tensions in the spirit of NATO solidarity,” he said.