Turkish chief negotiator said on Friday that a new era would begin for Turkish-Greek relations.


Turkish State Minister & Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis departed from Greece after holding formal talks.

Prior to his departure, Bagis met Turkish journalists over breakfast in Athens and told them that he had fruitful talks during his visit to Greece.

In regard to a letter that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent to Greek Prime Minister and Foreign Minister George Papandreou, Bagis said Erdogan expressed his views on the Cyprus issue, minorities, Turkey's EU accession process and illegal migration in his letter.

Bagis held bilateral talks with Greek authorities during his 22-hour visit to Athens. He also gave a conference on Turkey's EU membership at the International Center for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS).

He left Greece for Germany to hold formal talks with German authorities with the ministry of foreign affairs.