Turkish PM and French President want to open “new page in Turkish-French relations”
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a meeting with French President Francois Hollande. The meeting took place in Brazil in frame of the “Rio 20” summit and lasted nearly half an hour.
Turkish vice Prime Minister Ali Babajan and some other Ministers also attended the meeting.
According to Turkish media the bill of criminalization of Armenian Genocide denial and the necessity to renew the relations between two countries were the most important topic of the discussion.
Both leaders underlined that the relations had hard round and now new page in the relations is needed to be opened. They underlined the necessity to deepen relations on economical sphere and on the context of Turkish membership to the EU.
Besides the bilateral relations some regional issues were also on agenda.
Erdogan reminded Hollande that no French President has visited Turkey for the last 20 years and invited him to visit Ankara. Hollande gave a positive reaction to the invitation.