Egemen Bagis, Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator, paid a courtesy visit to Hasim Kilic, Constitutional Court President.
Bagis said that he paid visits to the opposition party leaders as well as the heads of the constitutional corporations after his being appointed to the new post in compliance with the instructions of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Reminding that he also visited Abdullah Gul, The President of the Republic, and General Ilker Basbug, Chief of Turkish General Staff, Bagis stated that as for the opposing parties he paid a courtesy visit to Devlet Bahceli, MHP Chairman. Stating that he also visited Hasim Kilic, Constitutional Court President, Bagis continued his speech as follows:
"This is a very ordinary, natural and necessary visit based upon mutual consultation and discussion, for the task I've undertaken is a project of our future and something we consider as a common interest of Turkey which not only concerns us but the future of our children. From the very first day, I've said that I expect to get the support and the opinions of everyone since the task guards our common interest without any discrimination among all state powers, legislation, jurisdiction, execution, ruling party, its opponent, all our citizens, women, men, soldiers, the civil, the young, the old, the easterner, the westerner, Alewi, Sunnis, Muslims, Jews, Christians. Within this framework, today I visited Hasim Kilic, Constitutional Court President. They welcomed us in a very friendly manner and shared their opinions. We told them that we would always look forward to hearing their opinions and that we would be ready to reply their questions whenever needed. I want to thank him for their hospitality."