Turkish President Erdogan in Athens

The Greek Presidency announced on Wednesday the full schedule of the official two-day visit (Dec. 7-8) of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan to the country, following an invitation by Greek counterpart Prokopios Pavlopoulos.


  • -Erdogan and his wife are expected to land in Athens’ International Airport at 10:30 on Thursday. They will be welcomed by Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias.
  • -At 11:30, Erdogan will arrive at the Monument to the Unknown Soldier, where he will lay a wreath and will then continue to the Presidential Mansion where he will be received by Pavlopoulos and his wife Vlasia Pavlopoulou.
  • -At about 11:45 the official welcoming ceremony will start, followed at 12:00 by a private meeting between the two presidents. At 12:40, the meeting will be continued with the participation of the two countries’ extended delegations.
  • -At 13:30 Erdogan and his delegation will arrive at Maximos Mansion where he will be welcomed by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. A private meeting will follow with joint statements to the press at 14:50.
  • -At 16:30 Erdogan will meet the leader of the main opposition (New Democracy) Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
  • -The program for the first day will conclude with an official dinner in the Turkish leader’s  honour by Pavlopoulos and his wife at the Presidential Mansion at 19:25.


  • -On Friday, Erdogan with his wife and the government delegation will travel to Alexandroupolis at 11:15, where they will be welcomed by Alternate Foreign Minister George Katrougalos and Deputy Foreign Minister Ioannis Amanatidis.
  • -At 12:10 he will arrive in Komotini, where he will visit the Kirmahalle Cammi and then at 13:30-15:00 he will lunch at the Chris and Eve Mansion Hotel.
  • -Erdogan’s visit will conclude at 16:00 with their flight back to Turkey.


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