Greece and Turkey Advance a Friendship

Greece and Turkey Advance a Friendship

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greek indepence costumeGreece and Turkey came to the brink of war in 1996 over a deserted islet in the Agean. Last week, Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis accepted Turkey’s invitation to become the first Greek PM to visit Turkey since the late 1950’s.

Turkey’s gesture crowns a year-long effort to warm relations between the rival NATO neighbors.

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