Tsipras may ask for talks with Turk­ish PM in Athens

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SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras may seek a meet­ing with Turk­ish Prime Min­is­ter Ah­met Davu­to­glu next month, his party sug­gested yes­ter­day. Davu­to­glu is ex­pected to be in Athens on De­cem­ber 5 and 6 to take part in the Greek-Turk­ish High-Level Co­op­er­a­tion Coun­cil and SYRIZA spokesman Panos Sk­ourletis said that Tsipras is “open” to the idea of meet­ing with the neigh­bor­ing coun­try’s leader. One fig­ure that Tsipras will not be meet­ing soon, how­ever, is Euro­pean Com­mis­sion Pres­i­dent Jean-Claude Juncker. The op­po­si­tion leader had been plan­ning to hold talks with Juncker but has put th­ese on hold, Sk­ourletis said, in the wake of re­ports about tax avoid­ance deals struck be­tween Lux­em­bourg au­thor­i­ties and for­eign firms while Juncker was lead­ing the coun­try. Sk­ourletis sug­gested that SYRIZA, whose MEPs have called for Juncker to re­sign after the rev­e­la­tions, would seek a meet­ing at a later date.

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