Davutoglu says Turkey-Georgia relations 'strategic'

Turkish foreign minister said that Turkey and Georgia had a political will to overcome problems.

Davutoglu says Turkey-Georgia relations 'strategic'

Turkish foreign minister said on Tuesday that Turkey and Georgia had strategic relations and a political will to overcome problems.

Speaking to reporters following his meeting with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that he had fruitful talks in in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.

Commenting on the status of Turkish captain Coskun Mehmet Ozturk, who was taken into custody in August by Georgian authorities, Davutoglu said that he had the chance to discuss the issue in detail with Georgian officials and he expected the captain to be released upon the completion of certain procedures.

"Consequently, Turkey and Georgia have strategic relations. They also have the political will to overcome such kind of problems," Davutoglu said.

After his meeting with Davutoglu, Georgian President Saakashvili said that his country did not intend to keep Ozturk under detention, adding that the issue would be solved soon.

Regarding the recent developments in Turkish-Armenian relations, Saakashvili said Turkey had always been a positive actor in its region.


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