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The heads of state of Turkey and Bulgaria discuss regional conflicts

On Friday, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev met with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the Antalya Diplomacy Forum (ADF). During their meeting, the two leaders discussed the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, as well as the Israel-Palestine conflict. President Erdoğan stated that Turkey’s primary goal is to prevent these conflicts from escalating and spreading throughout the region. He also emphasized that Turkey is making every possible effort to resolve these issues through peaceful dialogue.

he Turkish Presidency’s Directorate of Communications reported on the meeting, stating that President Erdoğan highlighted the importance of increasing cooperation between Turkey and Bulgaria in various fields, such as the defense industry and energy. President Erdoğan expressed Turkey’s readiness to collaborate with Bulgaria on LNG exports, experience sharing, and renewable energy.

The meeting was attended by several high-level officials, including Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization’s (MIT) head Ibrahim Kalın, the country’s Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun, and presidential chief adviser Akif Çağatay Kılıç.

The Antalya Diplomacy Forum (ADF) is a three-day forum that is being held in Turkey’s southern resort city of Antalya. Representatives from 147 countries are participating in the forum, including 19 heads of state, 73 ministers, and 57 international representatives. The forum’s main theme this year is „Elevating Diplomacy Amid Crises.”