For­eign min­is­ter head­ing to Ankara for talks to­mor­row

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For­eign Min­is­ter Evan­ge­los Venizelos starts a two-day visit to Turkey to­mor­row for talks with his Turk­ish coun­ter­part Mev­lut Cavu­soglu. Venizelos, who is also Greece’s deputy premier, is fur­ther sched­uled to meet with Turk­ish Pres­i­dent Re­cep Tayyip Er­do­gan. The visit comes amid ten­sion over en­ergy spoils in the East­ern Mediter­ranean re­gion. On Sun­day, Venizelos will at­tend the Thronal Feast of St An­drew the Apos­tle at the Ec­u­meni­cal Pa­tri­ar­chate in Istanbul. Pope Fran­cis is also sched­uled to at­tend. Mean­while yes­ter­day Venizelos spoke with Ni­cos Anas­tasi­ades on the phone ahead of the Cypriot pres­i­dent’s heart surgery in the US on De­cem­ber 4. Also, in his ca­pac­ity as for­eign min­is­ter, Venizelos is to meet SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras to­day. Tsipras is ex­pected at the For­eign Min­istry at 1 p.m. Of­fi­cially, the agenda for the talks con­sists of for­eign pol­icy rather than do­mes­tic is­sues.

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