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Turkish president arrives in Turkmenistan to attend ECO summit

Erdogan to hold bilateral meetings with leaders of some member countries, hand over term of presidency to Turkmenistan

Berk Özkan   | 27.11.2021
Turkish president arrives in Turkmenistan to attend ECO summit

ISTANBUL 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan flew to Turkmenistan on Saturday along with a delegation to attend an Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) meeting and hold official talks.

The president was welcomed by Turkmenistan’s Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Chary Gylyjov along with Ankara’s Ambassador in Ashgabat Togan Oral at the airport.

Erdogan will attend the 15th Leaders’ Summit of ECO slated for Nov. 28, which will be headed by his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow.

The Turkish president is also expected to hold bilateral meetings with the leaders of some member countries and hand over the term of the organization's presidency to Turkmenistan.

The delegation accompanying Erdogan includes Turkey's ministers of energy and natural resources, defense, education, agriculture, and transportation and infrastructure.

* Writing by Ali Murat Alhas

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