What Tsipras and Davutoglu said in the Press Conference

Tsipras on Thrace and the accession negotiations of Turkey.

  • Thrace is a example of peaceful and friendly coexistence of civilizations
  • There are numerous mosques where Greek Muslims have the opportunity to practice their religious duties
  • We are building a mosque in Athens
  • Greece stands on the side of the European perspective of Turkey
  • Both sides can enjoy mutual gains, provide that the conditions are met
  • We are supporting the commencement of the accession negotiations of Turkey, and any chapters for discussion. This will lead to a lengthy discussion.
  • Cyprus is a member of the EU.
  • Its role is important in any any decision making process
  • Cyprus’s stance will be discussed in the forthcoming EE-Turkey meeting
  • Where there is will, there is a way!

PM Davutoglu on Syria

  • Turkey will take any measures required





  • Issue cannot be resolved with repression
  • A diplomatic solution is vital
  • We should strike trafficking networks together


  • We need to find the source of the problem
  • Turkey cannot solve the problem on its own
  • Our countries are victims
  • We are putting together commission within and outside the EU
  • The Aegean should become a sea of mutual cooperation
  • There should be no violations from either side