Turkish officials invite Obama to Alliance of Civilizations meeting
A member of a Turkish parliamentary delegation has been holding a series of talks in Washington D.C..
A member of a Turkish parliamentary delegation that has been holding a series of talks in Washington D.C. said on Friday that the delegation invited U.S. President Barack Obama to Turkey again.
Holding a press conference on the Turkish delegation's talks in USA, Cuneyt Yuksel, member of the Turkish-U.S. Inter-parliamentary Friendship Group, said that the delegation invited Obama to the "Alliance of Civilizations" meeting to be held in Turkey on April 6-7.
Upon a question on the criticisms claiming that Turkey's active policy in the Middle East damaged the country's ties to the West, Yuksel said, "Turkey has a clear strategic target which is full membership to EU. Those trying to show Turkey as something else, are acting unfair".
Commenting on Turkish-Armenian relations as well, Yuksel said both Turkish and U.S. officials expressed during the talks that the positive atmosphere between Turkey and Armenia should be maintained.
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