Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Argentinean and Turkish journalists meet in efforts to enhance relations


Turkey's Directorate General of Press and Information (DGPI) and the Office of Public Diplomacy have organized a joint program from May 22 to May 29 for a delegation of journalists from Argentina in an effort to provide accurate and direct information on Turkey to the citizens of the country. In this regard, Turkish journalists from various media organizations met with the Argentinean journalists at a dinner on Monday.

As the DGPI and the Office of Public Diplomacy previously hosted members of the media from the Russian Federation, India, Kuwait and Central Asian republics throughout 2015 in Turkey, the Argentinean journalists who arrived in Ankara on Sunday first visited the Anıtkabir, the mausoleum of the modern Republic's founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Continuing their program, the journalists visited the DGPI and the Office of Public Diplomacy, which was followed by a visit to the Foreign Ministry and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA).

During the dinner, which was also attended by the head of the Public Diplomacy Coordination Office, Cemalettin Haşimi, the Turkish and Argentinean journalists discussed and shared information regarding both countries' political agendas. Commenting on Turkey's role in the region and its stance worldwide, the Argentinean journalists underlined that Turkey is perceived as a model that represents the democratization of Islam. They further said that Turkey has a positive image throughout Argentina and emphasized the wish to enhance relations between the two countries further.

The program will continue with a visit to the Center for Eurasian Studies (AVİM) and the International Center for Terrorism and Transnational Crimes (UTSAM) on Tuesday. Then the Argentinean journalists will travel to Istanbul where they will meet with representatives from Turkish Airlines, the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK), Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (İTO), the Independent Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (MÜSİAD) and the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM).

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