On Monday, Greece and Turkey announced that both states will resume the cooled exploratory talks on January 25 in Istanbul. The talks will focus on discussing the continued dispute over the sea borders between Athens and Ankara.
The Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that he hoped the talks would pick up from where they left off in March 2016, when the last round broke down according to Ekathimerini news agency.
He added that Athens looks forward to a fertile relationship with Ankara.
The earliest rounds of talks between both countries took place between 2002-2016 before the talks were disturbed by the rising tensions between Turkey, and Greece.
Moreover, the dispute between both states has increased recently after Turkey’s will to re-negotiate with Greece about the sea borders that were set amid the Lausanne Treaty according to the Greek Reporter.