Turkish president highlights importance of Turkish-U.S. relations

President Abdullah Gul said that even though Turkish-U.S. relations had weakened from time to time, they always preserved their strategic importance

Turkish president highlights importance of Turkish-U.S. relations

 World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkey's president highlighted on Saturday strategic importance of Turkish-U.S. relations.      

President Abdullah Gul said that even though Turkish-U.S. relations had weakened from time to time, they always preserved their strategic importance.      

"Two countries have always had strong relations," Gul said during a reception hosted in Chicago to mark May 19 Commemoration of Atuturk, and Youth and Sports Day.      

Gul is in Chicago to attend NATO summit.     

President Gul said Turkey and the United States had a close cooperation today, defined as model partnership.      

Turkey had always been an important country for the United States as Turkey was involved in many developments in the world from Afghanistan to Middle East, from Balkans to Mediterranean and Caucasus, from fight against terrorism to energy, from NATO to Kosovo, from Iraq to Syria, Gul said.      

Gul said all recent and significant developments in the world were happening around Turkey, and Turkey was a country that could analyze those developments well.      

"Therefore, we are getting more and more important for our allies," Gul said.       Gul also asked the Turkish community in the United States to get more involved in politics.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Mayıs 2012, 15:44

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