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Thursday, February 24, 2005

How Can We Improve Relations?

"How Can We Improve Relations?
BYEGM: 2/24/2005

MILLIYET- ’There’s no tension between Turkey and the US on the level of our leaders,’ said Egemen Bagis, a foreign policy advisor to the prime minister, during yesterday’s banquet organized by the Turkish-American Business Councils. ‘As this week’s meeting between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President George W. Bush in Brussels showed, these leaders have a sincere dialogue. Recent communication problems shouldn’t be blown out of proportion. While solving the current sensitive problems, we all should look ahead in light of the strategic importance of our relations.’ He signalled that there is no crisis or tension in Turkish-US relations on the governmental level and that both sides were determined to continue their dialogue and relations. During yesterday’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) parliamentary group meeting in Ankara, Erdogan’s remarks echoed those of Bagis."

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