There are two meetings between leaders that are reason for some optimism:

  • the prime ministers of Greece and Turkey are meeting in Turkey, the first visit by a Greek prime minister since 1959. The two countries (well, Turkey-Ottaman empire) had near constant battles/wars from 1877 until 1922 (when there was a massive mutual deportation of nationals). They also nearly had another war in 1973 when Turket invaded Cyprus to prevent Greece from annexing it. Obviously, relations are better now and this is another step.
  • the current President and the challenger in Kenyamet today to talk about power sharing. It doesn’t sound like anything substantive was decided, but meetings are better than what’s been happening.

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