Turkey supports Macedonian NATO, EU bids: Speaker

Turkish Parliament Speaker Koksal Toptan said Monday Turkey supports Macedonia's NATO and EU membership bids.

Turkey supports Macedonian NATO, EU bids: Speaker
"NATO can undertake an important role in settlement of peace and tranquility in the region where Macedonia is also situated," Toptan told after his tete-a-tete meeting with Macedonian Parliament Speaker Ljubisa Georgievski in Ankara.

Toptan said every one has seen how much blood was shed in the region until NATO's intervention.

"Therefore, no one, particularly Greece, should not oppose to Macedonia's NATO membership," he told.

Toptan said Macedonia has great importance for Turkey as a country in the heart of the Balkans since Turkey does its best to ensure peace and tranquility in this region.

"We should further improve our relations, particularly between our two parliaments," he also said.

On the other hand, Giorgievski said Turkey and Macedonia have perfect relations.

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