Turkish FM says Greece should stop to perceive Turkey as a threat

Expressing determination for exploring all options to find a comprehensive and permanent solution to the Aegean dispute between Greece and his country, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu also encouraged Greece to give up its decades-old perception of Turkey as a threat.

“Turkey and Greece should take advantages of the peace [existing] in their relations; however, for this to happen, disagreements between the two countries should be overcome,” Davutoğlu said on Sunday.

“I don’t see any reason for us not to do this. However, for something like this to happen, it is first of all necessary to get rid of the wrong impression that Turkey is posing a threat to Greece and, of course, to resolve all problems in the Aegean,” Davutoğlu said, echoing Ankara’s stance of seeking a complete resolution to the issue, not a partial one.

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