Foreign Secretary meets with Turkish Foreign Minister

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William Hague met with Ahmet Davutoglu at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 8 July.


Mr Hague and Mr Davutoglu held talks before attending a joint press conference. Discussions covered UK-Turkey bilateral relations, The Middle East Peace Process, Afghanistan, the Western Balkans and Cyprus.

Outlining his vision for Britain’s foreign policy in a speech on 1 July, Foreign Secretary William Hague made reference to Turkey. He said:

“Turkey is Europe’s biggest emerging economy and a good example of a country developing a new role and new links for itself, partly on top of and partly outside of existing structures and alliances. It is highly active in the Western Balkans, the wider Middle East and Central Asia. We will make a particular diplomatic effort to work with Turkey”