Opposition leader Alexis Tsipras was open to a meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu who is scheduled to visit Athens on December 5 and 6, SYRIZA spokesman Panos Skourletis said on Thursday.

The Turkish premier is expected to join his Greek counterpart Antonis Samaras in co-chairing the third session of the Greek-Turkish High-Level Cooperation Council.

Meanwhile, in his address to SYRIZA’s parliamentary group on Wednesday, Tsipras said matters of national security were among issues topping the party's agenda in its repeated calls for an early election.