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Greece backs Istanbul 2020 bid

Updated: March 5, 2013, 1:09 PM ET
Associated Press

ISTANBUL -- Greece has offered its support to regional rival Turkey's bid to host the 2020 Olympics.

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 Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras following meetings in Istanbul on Sunday and Monday.

In a joint declaration, the leaders said they are committed to "engage in cooperation with regard to ...

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