PM ERDOGAN ATTENDS TURKISH ITALIAN MEDIA FORUM
Renowned journalists, TV representatives, intellectuals and politicians attended the media forum "Understanding Turkey" which has taken place on 14th of December 2007 in Ciragan Palace, organized by Italian Turkish Friendship Foundation. Minister of Finance, Mr. Kemal Unakitan, State Minister Mr. Mehmet Aydin, AK Party Vice Chairman Mr. Egemen Bagis as well as Prime Minister Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the meeting. Questions from Italian journalists about PKK problem and the recent developments in Northern Iraq attracted attention in the forum "Understanding Turkey" which has been organized to improve the image of Turkey on the path to the EU. Article 301 of the Turkish Criminal Code and whether Turkey is looking for an alternate to the EU were other topics that have been discussed.