Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan requested from the United Nations (U.N.) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to make Istanbul a center of the U.N. in a meeting he held with the Secretary General on Thursday.
Erdogan told Ban Ki-moon that Turkey desired to see the Turkish language as an official language of the U.N.. In return, Ban Ki-moon told Erdogan that this was an issue to be decided by member states.
During the meeting with the Secretary General, Erdogan expressed Turkey's disappointment on the Palmer Report that was prepared on the Israeli attack against the Mavi Marmara aid ship in May 2010.
Erdogan told Ban Ki-moon that Turkey would continue to extend assistance to Somalia.
Erdogan and Ban Ki-moon also talked on the Alliance of Civilizations project.
Prime Minister Erdogan will meet the Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadi-Nejad later on Thursday.
AALast Mod: 23 Eylül 2011, 09:35