Turkey's Premier Erdogan to visit Greece on May 14
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to pay an official two-day visit to Greece on May 14, Greek officials said Friday.
Erdogan would be accompanied by 10 cabinet members, including the ministers of economy, foreign affairs, interior, european affairs, energy, transport, education and environment, DPA reported.
Neighbours and old rivals Greece and Turkey recently agreed to strengthen contact between their militaries to reduce the chances of conflict between the two countries.
Erdogan's visit is expected to focus on strengthening relations in the areas of foreign policy, European and economic issues.
Last month, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Devutoglu and acting Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas agreed in talks in Ankara to pursue joint training and military exchange visits.
The two nations have long-running territorial disputes in the Aegean, which nearly led to a military standoff in 1996 over an uninhabited island, as well as differences over the divided eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus.
Ankara has also complained that Athens neglects the rights of the Turkish minority living in northern Greece.