PM Erdogan set to visit Greece
After a lull before last month's constitutional referendum, both trips by Turkish officials abroad and visits by foreign leaders to Turkey are now picking up. In the wake of official visits to Bulgaria, Germany, Syria and Pakistan in recent weeks, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to visit Greece this week to attend a conference on climate change in the Eastern Mediterranean. During the trip, Erdogan will also hold bilateral talks with his Greek counterpart George Papandreou, highlighting the importance placed by Turkey on its policy of zero problems with neighboring countries. Recently Turkey also hosted a number of high-level foreign leaders, including Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, and heads of state of Turkic-speaking countries. German President Christian Wilhelm Walter Wulff is also due to arrive in Turkey today for a five-day official visit, the first such visit in a decade, accompanied by senior German officials and many businesspeople.