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EU-Turkey relations discussed by Tsipras, Merkel

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke by phone late Thursday morning with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a press release from the former’s office revealed.

EU-Turkey relations, the recent developments on the Cyprus issue, implementation of the landmark EU-Turkey agreement to deal with the refugee problem as well as a recent spike in irredentist-tinged rhetoric by the increasingly authoritarian Turkish leadership dominated the brief conversation, the press release stated.