Deputy FM Stylianidis and Bavarian deputy PM discuss bilateral and European issues
MUNICH, 8/11/2006 (ANA-MPA)
Deputy Foreign Minister Evripidis Stylianidis discussed bilateral and European issues, as well as such matters as Turkey's European course, with Bavarian Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Gunter Beckstein on Tuesday. Stylianidis also met with the state's European Affairs Minister Emilia Mueller.
Referring to relations between Europe and Turkey, the interior minister said that it was agreed that negotiations must not come to an end, but there should be no discounts in Turkey's evaluation, while reiterating the position of the Christian Democrat Party, to which he belongs, saying that in the party "we have a general reservation on the accession of Turkey and we support a privileged relationship with the EU."
The Greek delegation was greatly moved when it visited the grave of Constantine Karatheodoris, one of the greatest mathematicians in the world, according to mathematician and researcher of his work, N. Lygeros, who was present at the religious service held at the cemetery in Munich. The ceremony was the first honor given by the Greek authorities, 56 years after the death of the man who was Albert Einstein's teacher.
Speaking before the gravestone that has the form of a Greek pillar, on which his name and those of his wife and son were inscribed, Stylianidis referred at length to the personality of Karatheodoris.