30 October 2010 - NATO PARLIAMENTARIANS MEET TURKISH PM ERDOGAN
Turkey has been and remains a stalwart NATO Ally. However, Turkey seeks forward movement on its aspirations to join the European Union, as well as greater co-operation from its partners in Turkey’s struggle with the PKK terrorist organisation. These were the principal points made by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to members of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Ankara on October 28.
The meeting took place in the context of an October 26-29 visit to
The Sub-Committee regularly conducts fact-finding missions to NATO countries for dialogue with officials and independent voices to improve its members’ understanding of critical security challenges confronting the
The program included two days in
The delegation then proceeded to Ankara for meetings with Prime Minister Erdogan; the Turkish General Staff; the Ministries of National Defence, Foreign Affairs and of the Interior; and members of the Turkish Grand National Assembly. The delegation also participated in the ceremonies held on the occasion of the commemoration of the 87th anniversary of the founding of the
A detailed report on the visit will be available on the Assembly’s website soon.