Turkey, Russia to start Caucasus work next week

PM Erdogan said that Turkey also wanted Azerbaijan to participate in this platform.

Turkey, Russia to start Caucasus work next week
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov would meet and start "Caucasus Stability & Cooperation Platform" process next week.

Erdogan held a press conference in Bodrum resort town of the western province of Mugla after his visits to Russia and Georgia.

Erdogan said that he held meetings with Georgian President and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Erdogan said that after the clash started in Caucasus, Turkish Red Crescent was the first organization that reached the region and helped people.

Erdogan said that he conveyed to the parties the efforts for a "Caucasus Stability & Cooperation Platform" which would include Russia and Georgia.

He said that the platform attached importance to regional peace and security, and included economic cooperation and energy safety.

Erdogan said that Turkish and Russian foreign ministers would meet next week and start the process. He added that Turkey also wanted Azerbaijan to participate in this platform.

Erdogan said that he believed participation of Armenia in this platform would also contribute seriously to regional peace.

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