Exploratory talks between Turkey and Greece will start soon, the Greek Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

“Greece and Turkey agreed to hold the 61st round of exploratory talks in Istanbul soon,” said the ministry in a statement.

The 60th round, the last of the exploratory talks initiated between the two countries in 2002, was held in Athens on March 1, 2016. After this date, the negotiations between the two countries continued in the form of political consultations but did not return to an exploratory framework.

*Writing by Busra Nur Bilgic Cakmak

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