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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey has summoned Greece’s ambassador in Ankara to the foreign ministry to protest what he said was Greece offering terror groups the chance to carry out activities, the country reported on Friday. public Anadolu news agency.

Ambassador Christodoulos Lazaris was also summoned after Greece authorized a demonstration near the Turkish embassy in Athens by the militant of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which Turkey and the European Union consider a terrorist group, Anadolu said.

President Tayyip Erdogan said this week that Turkey was breaking off talks with Greece, in part because of a row with its prime minister and what Ankara calls airspace violations, in the latest setback for the long troubled relations of the neighbors.

Last year, after a five-year hiatus, the two NATO members resumed talks to settle their differences over the Mediterranean Sea and other bilateral issues.

Turkey currently opposes Finland and Sweden joining NATO, accusing them of harboring people linked to groups it considers terrorist organizations, including the PKK.

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(Reporting by Daren Butler in Istanbul; Editing by Matthew Lewis)

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