Washington hails Athens for willingness to look for a solution to row with Ankara, as top US diplomat Mike Pompeo holds talks with Greek officials.
"So let's meet, let's talk and let's seek a mutually acceptable solution. Let's give diplomacy a chance," Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said.
The European Union and its allies need to play a more constructive role in the eastern Mediterranean row between Greece and Turkey.
Hardliners in the EU are pushing for tougher measures against Turkey, but they could have the opposite effect of bringing Ankara to the table, warns a new report.
Turkish President Erdogan says the course of exploratory talks would depend on the sincere steps to be taken by Greece in an effort to ease the tension.
The Turkish and French presidents discussed eastern Mediterranean tensions, bilateral ties, and relations between Ankara and the European Union.
The Greek Foreign Ministry said that officials from both countries would “shortly” gather in Istanbul for a 61st meeting, resuming so-called “exploratory talks" that were last held in 2016.
US embassy emphasises that Washington does not take positions on other states' maritime borders, besides saying that the Seville map has no legal significance in the eyes of Washington.
Turkish President Erdogan's lawyer lodges a complaint against Dimokratia, which ran a headline targeting the leader with foul language in Turkish and English.
Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin warns a European Union meeting this week could upend negotiations between Greece and Turkey by threatening sanctions.
Mediterranean cyclone Ianos, an unusual phenomenon also known as a medicane lashes islands in western Greece, bringing heavy rainfall and power cuts.
Turkey's President Erdogan pitches for talks with Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis, saying dialogue can be held anywhere "if there is goodwill" to resolve row in the eastern Mediterranean.
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