Marking the 97th Republic Day, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the country's historical legacy is its biggest strength.
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said that the cancellation of the exercises had been done after Turkey's proposal to de-escalate tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Meanwhile, Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev says the country's army had liberated 21 more villages in Fuzuli, Jabrayil and Zangilan provinces from Armenian occupation.
Pentagon says that it is "deeply concerned" with reports that Turkey is bringing it into operation the S-400 missile defence system that it had purchased from Russia.
Greece and Turkey have reached "general principles" of a military deconfliction mechanism in the Eastern Mediterranean following a series of NATO-brokered technical talks in Brussels.
Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar condemns the illegal occupation of Karabakh while addressing a webinar organised by a UK-based think tank.
Ankara says it will continue to stand with Azerbaijan as clashes with Armenia intensify over occupied Karabakh as Minsk Group members urge the Caucasus neighbours to resume talks.
Before Pompeo landed in Greece, he had a conversation on tensions in the eastern Mediterranean with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.
"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.
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.
Greece says high-level talks between aides to Turkish President Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis raise the possibility of direct engagement between the leaders over the eastern Mediterranean maritime zone conflict.
The Department of Defense on Tuesday denied comments from a senator who suggested the US was building up its capacity on a Greek island as a replacement for its presence at a Turkish air base.
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