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Turkey and Greece Trade Barbs on Visit Meant to Build Ties

  • Live news conference started politely, then went off script
  • Opposing views range from energy exploration to immigration
Recep Tayyip Erdogan 

Recep Tayyip Erdogan 

Photographer: Mustafa Kamaci/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

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A meeting to foster reconciliation between estranged neighbors went dramatically off-script on Thursday as the foreign ministers of Greece and Turkey argued live on television.

Rather than opening a new chapter in relations, the heated news conference reflected opposing positions on everything from energy exploration to minority rights and migration.