The US national security adviser met with the Turkish President's chief adviser in Istanbul on Sunday and discussed "progress on NATO accession for Finland and Sweden", and the Turkey-Greece tension.

Iran PressAsia: Ibrahim Kalin, the spokesman of the Turkish presidential establishment, met with Jake Sullivan, the American national security advisor, on Sunday night and discussed the tension between Ankara and Greece, as well as the war in Ukraine.

In this meeting, Kalin expressed his concern about Greece's recent provocations to Sullivan and said: "Greece's government has violated international law."

In this meeting, he also added: "Turkiye will never hesitate to defend its interests and rights in the Aegean Sea and the eastern Mediterranean Sea."

Kalin's words are expressed while Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Sunday that his country wants constructive dialogue with Turkiye based on international laws, but only on the condition that Ankara stops the unprecedented escalation of provocative actions.

The two, whose meeting was unannounced to the media beforehand, also discussed Turkey's condemnation of Russia's annexation of Ukrainian territory.

During their meeting, Sullivan and Kalin also discussed "their support for peace negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the importance of dialogue and diplomacy to resolve any disagreements in the Eastern Mediterranean, and their condemnation of Russia’s attempted, illegal annexation of Ukrainian territory," the statement said. 219

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