IMF to carry out works on Turkey in next ten days

Turkish PM in Davos replied to reporters' questions on IMF and Turkish-Armenian relations.

IMF to carry out works on Turkey in next ten days

Turkey's prime minister said Thursday that IMF would carry out some works in the next ten days.

Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is currently in the Swiss town of Davos to attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), replied to reporters' questions on IMF and Turkish-Armenian relations.

Prime Minister Erdogan said that the IMF would carry out some works in the next ten days. "After ten days, it will be up to the IMF to sign an agreement with Turkey," he said.

Commenting on his recent meeting with John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director of IMF, Erdogan said that Turkey's comprehensive talks with the fund would continue.

"I believe yesterday's meeting was quite fruitful. I have seen that there was no negative outcome and there was an approach towards a solution. I hope we will reach a conclusion soon," he said.

Erdogan said that Turkey's current debt to the Fund was about 8.7 billion USD.

Upon a question about his scheduled meeting with President Serzh Sargsian of Armenia later in the day, Prime Minister Erdogan said, "as you know, I met with President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan yesterday evening. Our talks will constitute a frame for today's meeting with President Sargsian. We cannot leave Azerbaijan alone about the Upper Karabakh dispute. Armenia should display the necessary understanding to this end. If Armenia acts sincerely, today's meeting could pave way to a road map."

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Erdogan held bilateral talks with Prime Minister Sali Berisha of Albania.

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