President Erdogan receives Council of Europe secretary general Jagland

  11 November 2016    Read: 604
President Erdogan receives Council of Europe secretary general Jagland
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received the secretary general of the Council of Europe (CoE), Thorbjorn Jagland in the Beştepe Presidential Complex in Ankara late Thursday.
In the meeting, which lasted about an hour, the parties discussed Turkey-European Union relations and the post-coup attempt atmosphere in Turkey.

Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım thanked Jagland earlier on the same day for the Council`s solidarity after the botched July 15 Gülenist coup attempt.

According to a Turkish prime ministerial source, Yıldırım and Jagland met at Çankaya Palace in the capital.

Yıldırım voiced his desire to enhance cooperation between Turkey and the CoE, the source added.

The PM added that Turkey wanted to see the CoE nearby in this "critical period".

Jagland said he would continue to work to strengthen cooperation between Turkey and the CoE.

Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag also met with Jagland at the ministry. The meeting lasted about 50 minutes and was closed to press

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