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Davutoglu to lobby for Turkey's UNSC membership
Davutoglu to lobby for Turkey's UNSC membership

Turkish FM Davutoglu will lobby for Turkey's candidacy to the UN Security Council's non-permanent membership for the term 2015-2016 and discuss the Syrian crisis during the UN General Assembly session in New York

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will lobby for Turkey's candidacy to the UN Security Council's non-permanent membership for the term 2015-2016 and discuss the Syrian crisis during the UN General Assembly session in New York, FM spokesperson Levent Gumrukcu said on Thursday.

Gumrukcu said FM Davutoglu will depart for New York on Friday and has a busy schedule. Davutoglu will hold talks with his counterparts and participate in meetings that Turkey co-founded with various states such as Brazil-Sweden-Turkey and Turkey-Bosnia Herzegovina-Serbia initiative on sidelines of the UN programs.

Turkish FM will also attend the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) and the Organization of the Islamic Conference's meetings in New York. During his visit to New York, Davutoglu will also participate in the meetings of Friends of Syria Group.

Gumrukcu stated Turkish FM Davutoglu will depart New York for Geneva to attend the UN Refugee Agency meeting in which Syrian refugee crisis will be discussed.



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Press agenda on February 19
Press agenda on February 19

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