Friday, April 14, 2017

Erdogan to visit India from Apr 30

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a two-day visit to India beginning April 30 during which the two countries will explore ways to strengthen anti-terror cooperation and deepen trade and investment ties. 

Erdogan's overnight visit will comes barely days after a referendum in Turkey on April 16 on whether to change the country from a parliamentary democracy to a executive structure led by the president.

The Turkish president will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 1 on key bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest. 

With Turkey being a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the issue of India's membership bid of the elite group is likely to figure during the talks between the two leaders. 

Turkey is not opposed to India's NSG membership but has been maintaining that the powerful bloc should come out with a system to consider entry of the countries which are not signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, diplomatic sources said.  

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