Hollande reaches out to Turkey

French president Francois Hollande’s commendations have impressed the Erdogan government during his official visit to Ankara.

In an attempt to restore French-Turkish relations, which had deteriorated during the Nikola Sarkozy term, to a good level the French president wanted to show that France supports Turkey on all levels.

On his arrival in the Turkish capital, photographers “fought” for a picture of the French president during his first official visit after his recent break up with his partner, Valerie Trierweiler.

Hollande, who is the first French president to make an official visit to Turkey after 22 years, has signed important agreements in the energy, defence, and construction sectors with Turkey. Sarkozy had visited Turkey in 2011, but his visit was not official. Hollande tried to approach the turkish government pointing out that “Turkey is a great country, with a big development rate, a small public debt, and its industry show a big potential. At present, our investments in both countries reach nine billion euro and we want to reach 20 billion euro in the foreseeable future”.

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(Photo: Kyro)