France's top defense official to visit Turkey

During his visit in Turkey, Le Drian will have talks with his counterpart Ismet Yilmaz and the two are expected to discuss military contracts and cooperation.

France's top defense official to visit Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

French Minister of Defense and Veterans Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian will visit Turkey between March 28-29.

During his visit in Turkey, Le Drian will have talks with his counterpart Ismet Yilmaz and the two are expected to discuss military contracts and cooperation.

Bilateral relations between Turkey and France have been marred multiple times in the past decade over Armenian allegations over incidents of 1915 in the Ottoman Empire.

Ties hit a low in January 2012 when the French Senate approved a law making it a crime to deny Armenian allegations on the incidents of 1915.

Turkey frozen relations including military contracts after the senate approval.

However, the law was annulled in March 2012 by France's Constitutional Council, the country's highest authority on constitutional issues.

Last Mod: 18 Mart 2013, 15:24
Add Comment