Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be the first Turkish president to visit Greece since Celal Bayar's trip to Athens in 1952.

President Erdogan is embarking on a two-day official trip to Greece on the invitation of President Prokopis Pavlopoulos.
President Erdogan is embarking on a two-day official trip to Greece on the invitation of President Prokopis Pavlopoulos. ( Reuters Archive )

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is all set to visit Greece on Thursday in a first such trip by a Turkish president in 65 years.

Erdogan is embarking on the two-day official visit on the invitation of Greece's President Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

Turkey's presidential aide, Ibrahim Kalin says the visit "will take the two countries' relations to a higher level."

Erdogan will be the first Turkish president to visit Greece since Celal Bayar who undertook the visit to Greece in 1952.

TRT World's Andrew Hopkins reports.

Source: TRTWorld and agencies