Turkish FM holds series of talks on Caucasus conflict

Turkish FM Babacan and his counterparts discussed efforts to establish an enduring cease-fire and exchanged views on steps to take to preserve peace and stability in the region.

Turkish FM holds series of talks on Caucasus conflict
Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan held phone conversations over the past two days with his U.S., German, French, Swedish and Finnish counterparts on recent developments in Georgia.

Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Sunday that Babacan spoke by phone with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner whose country holds EU's rotating presidency, German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier, Foreign Minister Carl Bildt of Sweden that is the chairman of the Council of Europe, and chairman of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Finnish Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb.

Babacan told his counterparts about his impressions at his visits to Moscow and Tbilisi together with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the statement said.

Babacan and his counterparts discussed efforts to establish an enduring cease-fire and exchanged views on steps to take to preserve peace and stability in the region, it said.

Ministers also discussed possible functions of the UN Security Council, EU, NATO, Council of Europe and OSCE, as well as Turkey's contributions to the process, it added.

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