'Security' dominates Turkey-Russia meeting in Ankara

Nurgaliyev said priorities of the security cooperation agreement that would be signed during planned visit of Medvedev to Turkey was discussed.

'Security' dominates Turkey-Russia meeting in Ankara

Russian Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev said on Thursday that developing relations between the countries required additional studies on "security."

Rashid Gumarovich Nurgaliyev and an accompanying delegation on Thursday paid a visit of courtesy to the Golbasi Campus of the Turkish Police Academy on Thursday.

Forming a security structure to protect human rights require "new approaches" in Russia as it happens in Turkey. New approaches related to security will be reflected in the security agreement scheduled to be signed in May," Nurgaliyev said while speaking at a joint news conference together with Turkish Interior Minister Besir Atalay.

Nurgaliyev said they highlighted the matters related to security on which the two countries would cooperate.

Referring to contribution of Turkish President Abdullah Gul and his Russian counterpart Dmitriy Medvedev to the relations, Nugaliyev said economic dimension of the relations came forefront following the visit of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Russia in January.

Nurgaliyev said priorities of the security cooperation agreement that would be signed during planned visit of Russian President Medvedev to Turkey was discussed during today's meeting.

He said the parties would boost cooperation in "dealing with cross bordering crimes", "fight against terrorism and extremist groups", as well as "dealing with drug smuggling" within the scope of the agreement.

Nurgaliyev said they expected a delegation from Gendarmerie General Command to Moscow in April for talks, underlining that he invited Turkish security officials to attend an exercise in Krasnodar region in October in observer status.

Nurgaliyev said security issues within the scope of Black Sea Economic Cooperation would be included in the security agreement scheduled to be signed in May.


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Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Mart 2010, 11:30

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