Turkish president meets France's new leader in Chicago

Hollande also said he would "not make Turkey a debate of domestic politics in France."

Turkish president meets France's new leader in Chicago

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Sunday met with his French counterpart Francois Hollande in Chicago on the sidelines of a summit meeting of NATO.

The meeting was held closed to news media it was also attended by Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz.

Turkish diplomatic sources told Anadolu news agency, the two leaders expressed "willingness" to mend ties in bilateral relations to bring them up to their previous level.

Gul said Turkey and France had deep-rooted relations, adding that Turkey was willing to open "a new page with France" as Hollande said "past misunderstandings" should not be allowed to cast shadow on ties.

Hollande also said he would "not make Turkey a debate of domestic politics in France."

 

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