Mr. Egemen Bagis, AK Party Vice Chairman in charge of Foreign Affairs came together with the Turkish Grand National Assembly Friendship Caucus Chairmen for the Turkic Republics at a dinner on the 25th of December 2007 at AK Party Headquarters. Our relations with the Turkic world were discussed at the meeting where Mr. Mevlut Cavusoglu, Coordinator Vice Chairman of Foreign Affairs Department was also present. Our relations with these countries before AK Party era, main problems in our relations, and what needs to be done in order to eliminate the problems as well as the structures of the friendship groups and their budgets were discussed.
Mr. Bagis stated the sensitivity of our Prime Minister Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the Turkic countries and they show the same sympathy to our Prime Minister Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan as they showed to Mr. Ozal. So we should be more sensitive to give the necessary importance to the Turkic world and we should reflect their sympathy into the bilateral relations.