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Greek Government To Support Turkey's 2020 Olympic Bid

Greece has "offered its support" to regional rival Turkey’s bid to host the 2020 Olympics, according to the AP. The prime ministers of both countries "signed an agreement pledging to cooperate" on Istanbul’s latest bid for the Games. The accord was signed by Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan and Greek PM Antonis Samaras. The agreement said the two sides will “explore ways of enhancing the benefits of the Olympics for the two countries as well as for the entire Balkan and Black Sea region” if Istanbul wins the bid (AP, 3/5).