Read-out of the Secretary-General’s meetings with H.E. Mr. Abdullah Gül, President of Turkey, H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey, and H.E. Mr. Ahmet Davutoglu, Foreign Minister of Turkey
Ankara, Turkey, 7 December 2012
Following his visit to Islahiye Camp today, the Secretary-General met in Ankara with the President, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Turkey, H.E. Mr. Abdullah Gül, H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and H.E. Mr. Ahmet Davutoglu, respectively.
The Secretary-General exchanged views with the President, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister on the grave crisis in Syria and its implications for neighbouring countries. He thanked Turkey for hosting thousands of Syrian refugees and assured the Turkish Government of the UN’s continued partnership in providing humanitarian assistance.
They also discussed developments in the Middle East, including prospects for the Middle East Peace Process.
The Secretary-General underscored the importance of Turkey’s role in finding a durable solution to the Cyprus problem. They also discussed the way forward in Somalia.
New York/Ankara, 7 December 2012