Turkey-Italy summit cancelled for second time

The two countries decided to hold the summit every year.

Turkey-Italy summit cancelled for second time

The second Intergovernmental Turkey-Italy summit was postponed for a second time, this time due to Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan's busy shedule.

Erdogan was going to co-chair the second intergovernmental meeting together with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in Rome on April 21, but the summit was postponed because of Erdogan's busy schedule in the Turkish Parliament, where heated debates with the opposition is taking place over the government's constitutional amendment bill.

The second summit was initially sheduled to be held in Rome in December 2009. However, it was delayed due to an attack on Berlusconi at a political rally in Milan on December 13, 2009, where he was badly hurt.

The first intergovernmental summit between Turkey and Italy took place in Turkey's western province of Izmir in 2008.

The two countries decided to hold the summit every year.


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Last Mod: 21 Nisan 2010, 14:08
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