World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who was scheduled to pay successive visits to three European capitals this week, has had to reschedule his itinerary because he wanted to stay in Ankara on Tuesday, when Parliament was due to continue debates on a draft law concerning the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Davutoglu was originally scheduled to pay consecutive visits to Berlin, Lisbon and London this week, but parliamentary debates on the draft law, which began last Friday, were extended to this week, with opposition parties' statements mainly focusing on criticizing the government's foreign policy, but not the draft itself.
According to the most up-to-date itinerary, prepared yesterday, Davutoglu is scheduled to depart from Ankara for London this evening and is expected to return early on Friday morning after holding bilateral talks with UK officials.
Over the weekend, Davutoglu will accompany Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend, along with the presidents of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, a ceremony marking the 15th commemoration of the Srebrenica massacre.
Davutoglu is expected to visit Berlin and Lisbon later this month, but no exact dates for the visits have yet been set.