President Gul saddened by Football head's demise

In regard to demise of Turkish Football Federation President Hasan Dogan, Gul said, "I am very saddened by Dogan's demise. I knew him well. He was a very talented and successful businessman."

President Gul saddened by Football head's demise
Turkish President Abdullah Gul has said in regard to the Ergenekon probe that every issue was carried out in its own procedure, under the Constitution and laws.

Prior to his departure from Kazakh capital of Astana, Gul replied to questions of Turkish reporters on Sunday.

In regard to demise of Turkish Football Federation President Hasan Dogan, Gul said, "I am very saddened by Dogan's demise. I knew him well. He was a very talented and successful businessman."

Turkish President Abdullah Gul met Sunday his Azeri and Kazakh counterparts in Kazakhstan, where he attended official ceremonies to mark the 10th anniversary of the declaration of Astana as the Kazakh capital.

Gul and Azeri President Ilham Aliyev held a 45-minute meeting at the Rixos Hotel.

The Turkish president also attended a breakfast hosted by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and later held a meeting with the Kazakh leader.

On Saturday President Gul had a meeting with Russian President Dimitriy Medvedev in Astana.

Medvedev said trade volume between Turkey and Russia reached 20 billion USD and the two countries would exert efforts to boost this figure.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul also attended on Saturday official ceremonies in Kazakhstan to mark the 10th anniversary of the declaration of Astana as the capital city.

"As the president of the Turkish nation who knew Kazakh people as their brothers, I am here today to witness the common history of our two nations," Gul told the ceremonies.

Gul later attended a dinner hosted by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev in the honor of the leaders.

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