Turkey's PM meets Clinton in Qatar

During the meeting, Clinton said that she "shared" Erdogan's sensitivity towards the situation in Gaza.

Turkey's PM meets Clinton in Qatar

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Qatari capital, Doha with Turkey-Armenia relations, the Cyprus issue, the Middle East, terrorism, economic relations and Iraq high on their agenda.

The meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel lasted for about an hour.

Diplomatic sources said that Iran's nuclear program was another topic discussed at the meeting. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will pay a visit to Iran on Monday and he was optimistic about further diplomatic steps.

Armenian Constitutional Court's decision was also discussed at the meeting. The Turkish party said that Turkey had fulfilled its responsibilities, and the decision of the Armenian court hampered the process. The Turkish party also underlined that Turkey considered Armenian issue a part of the normalization process in the Caucasus, and called on the Minsk Group to undertake a more active role.

The parties highlighted importance of continuation of the negotiation process in Cyprus.

They also agreed that "cooperation in the fight against terrorism should be maintained."

Turkish State Minister Zafer Caglayan will pay an official visit to the United States in the coming weeks under an economic partnership program between the two countries.

During the meeting, Clinton said that she "shared" Erdogan's sensitivity towards the situation in Gaza.


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