Turkey's Davutoglu meets head of French senate

Turkey's foreign minister and the head of the French senate met in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Wednesday.

Turkey's Davutoglu meets head of French senate

Turkey's foreign minister and the head of the French senate met in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Wednesday.

During his meeting with the president of the French Senate Gerard Larcher at Ankara's Hilton Hotel, Turkish Foreign Minister said that Turkey appreciated the recent measures taken by French authorities against PKK.

Commenting on relations with Armenia, Davutoglu said that Turkey "expected the normalization of its relations with Armenia as well as the termination of the invasion in the Azerbaijani territory."

Davutoglu said France could have a remarkable contribution to both issues.

During the gathering, Davutoglu also briefed Larcher on his recent talks in Iran and the latest developments in Syrian-Iraqi relations.

Regarding Turkey's EU membership process, the Turkish foreign minister said that there were many cooperation opportunities between Turkey and the union.

Davutoglu said that Turkey was a part of Europe and this situation was a historical reality that would never change.

Larcher said in his part that the French senate supported the opening of new chapters in Turkey's EU negotiation process.

Larcher also said that his country expected Turkey to carry on with reforms.


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