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Germany to Push Greece and Turkey to Resume Talks on Energy Clash

  • Cavusoglu says Turkey’s earlier goodwill wasn’t reciprocated
  • German efforts to defuse conflict face difficult obstacles
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Turkey said it wouldn’t curtail its offshore explorations as a precondition to restart negotiations with Greece, throwing into question a German-led effort to defuse tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.

“It’s impossible for us to accept all the conditions set by Greece for a good dialog,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday in a joint press conference with his German counterpart Heiko Maas. “We are ready to enter talks without preconditions, but if one party starts imposing conditions, we have many of those to list ourselves.”