Ruling party MPs to explain Turkish foreign policy in US

A group of lawmakers from Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party departed for the United States for a series of talks over latest developments regarding the country's foreign policy.

Ruling party MPs to explain Turkish foreign policy in US

A group of lawmakers from Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party on Monday departed for the United States for a series of talks over latest developments regarding the country's foreign policy.

"We are leaving for the U.S. to share our views concerning Turkey's latest foreign policy decisions and to hold consultations," Omer Celik, AK Party's deputy chairman for foreign relations, told reporters at a press briefing before their departure from Istanbul.

Celik said they would meet representatives from a number of U.S. think-tanks, lobbies and other institutions "to explain the perspectives of the Turkish foreign policy" during the one-week stay.

Responding to a question, Celik also rejected claims that Turkey's foreign policy axis had shifted, saying "there is no shift of axis in Turkey's foreign policy. On the contrary, our country's foreign policy is getting consolidated."


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