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ATHENS, Greece, February 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 15, Marios Iliopoulos met Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Ankara to express his practical support and solidarity with the neighboring country and announce his donation of 1 million euros to support those affected by the earthquake. In that context, he also met with former Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and also had a brief conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
In the course of the discussions on the joint statements, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu stated among other things: "Thank you very much for the particularly moving and significant gesture, very important and constructive for both countries which we greatly appreciate. Your presence here today. This donation symbolizes the solidarity, respect and love and humanity that is so essential between Greece and Türkiye and Greece. This gesture is very important and constructive for both countries." Finally, Çavuşoğlu once again thanked Mario Iliopoulos and Seajets
Marios Iliopoulos, stated: "In ancient times, when Greece cried, Rome did not rejoice. Today, when Turkey cries, Greece cannot rejoice. Tens of thousands of our fellow men lost their lives in the powerful earthquake that struck Kahramanmara, and many the most are suffering today because of this catastrophe. Solidarity, Love, Respect and Humanity. We offer 1 million euros to support families who have become homeless. Greece and Turkey, together within the framework of friendship, are capable of being the strength of the Eastern Mediterranean, with the advantage of History, inventive minds and Diplomacy, given the geographical positions of the two Countries.During natural catastrophes, we must go, with Solidarity, because the Universe observes everything and decides.It is our desire and our dream to have a friendly and mutually beneficial relationship between the Greek and Turkish peoples; although in the past we have had many reasons for division, today there is much that we unite for a fruitful future for both nations. My family, myself and Seajets laid the foundation stone for this route."
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