Turkey's European course will benefit its citizens, Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos said on Thursday as he welcomed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the Presidential Mansion.

For this visit to be historic, it requires complete respect for international law and the European acquis, Pavlopoulos said.

The Treaty of Lausanne had laid the foundations for the friendship of the two countries and it was what should support that friendship, he added.

For us, the Treaty of Lausanne is non-negotiable and does not need to be revised, Pavlopoulos stressed to Erdogan.