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Erdoğan pays first foreign visit to North Azerbaijan

Ankara,Turkey,July 10 

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on July 10 travelled to North Azerbaijan, making his first foreign trip since being sworn in as Turkey’s first executive president with sweeping powers.

In Baku, Erdoğan met with his Azerbaijani  counterpart İlham Aliyev while delegations from the two countries also gathered to discuss bilateral ties.

“During the tete-a-tete and the meeting between the delegations we had the opportunity to review our relations,” Erdoğan told a joint press conference with Aliyev.

“We are seriously interested in the trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project [TANAP] which is a strategic project. The steps taken in [the Central Anatolian province of] Eskişehir was significant,” Erdoğan added.

“Erdogan paying his first foreign visit to North Azerbaijan after being elected president confirmed this,” Aliyev said.

Following his talks with Azerbaijani officials Erdoğan left Baku for Turkish Cyprus.

Following a long-existing tradition of Turkey’s elected heads of government, Erdoğan first visited Baku.

According to Hurriyet Daily News, Erdoğan left Baku for Turkish Cyprus.As part of this tradition the Turkish president on July 10 travelled to Turkish Cyprus where he was set to meet with Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı.

 

 

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