Turkey, Kenya stress shared vision during visit

In Nairobi, head of Turkish parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee speaks of tackling terrorism and boosting trade

Turkey, Kenya stress shared vision during visit

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey and Kenya share the same vision on fighting terrorism as well as the refugee crisis, said the head of the Turkish parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, in the Kenyan capital Nairobi Tuesday.

Ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party Malatya Deputy Taha Ozhan made the remarks amid a visit with a delegation focusing on Kenyan-Turkish bilateral ties through meetings with Kenyan parliamentarians plus International Monetary Fund and World Bank representatives.

Ozhan said that the visit was fruitful and that it paved the way to “development and future projects becoming possible in Kenya and Africa at large.”

“The only thing we heard from Kenya was collaboration and this made us very happy,” he added.

He said that the main topics of the meetings were refugees, terrorism, and the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group Turkey blames for last July’s defeated coup attempt, which left at least 248 martyrs in its wake and some 2,200 others injured.

“Each of our countries is struggling with mainly security issues, mainly terrorism and the refugee crisis. We share the same vision on this matter and that is why we need to deepen our relationship in all areas, including trade.”

Ozhan said that FETO has an “organized” presence in around 117 countries, including Kenya, but in some cases Ankara has persuaded governments to shut them down, and he looks forward to “good results” in Kenya.

FETO laid the groundwork for its coup attempt by infiltrating major Turkish institutions, including schools.

Last Mod: 21 Şubat 2017, 23:41
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