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Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke by phone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to the Greek government website, Sputnik

This is the first phone conversation between the Greek prime minister and the Turkish leader since relations between the two countries deteriorated in May 2022. "The prime minister expressed sorrow over the devastating earthquake in Turkey and conveyed Erdogan's words of support and condolences to the government and people of Greece for the victims," the statement reads.

Mitsotakis reiterated Greece's readiness to immediately provide Turkey with all possible assistance to overcome the consequences of the natural disaster.

"Erdogan thanked the prime minister for his support and immediate assistance," the report said.

As a reminder, Erdogan refused to communicate with Mitsotakis in May 2022. The Turkish President said that the Greek Prime Minister violated the agreements reached during their meeting in March and that there is no such politician as Mitsotakis for him from now on.

The devastating earthquake occurred on the night of February 6. A second powerful tremor was registered in the afternoon.  About 78 tremors occurred in Turkey between the first 7.7 and the second 7.5 quake.

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