POLITICS > Erdoğan, Ahmadinejad discuss Syria during Bali forum


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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had an unannounced talk Nov. 8 during the Democracy Forum in Bali, daily Hürriyet reported.
Erdoğan and Ahmadinejad walked to the dinner event together, starting up a conversation that lasted during dinner as well.
The Syrian crisis reportedly dominated the discussion.
Two leaders had not been scheduled to meet during the forum.


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Red Tail

11/8/2012 9:39:59 PM

Why is Mr Erdogan so tolerant to Iran. No insults no angry statements or rude shouting. And then we should keep in mind that Iranian border patrols kill Turkish citizens every year and it was not long ago Iran threatened to attack Turkey. And the way Iran treats Muslims is really horrible, much worse than any other country and certainly far worse than Muslims are treated in Israel.

Tekion Particle

11/8/2012 5:54:40 PM

What a laugh! Democracy forum huh!.. What are they doing there? They should have invited heads of North Korea, China, Syria, Cuba, Russia etc. that would have been a riotous laugh...

tarafsız bir şeyler

11/8/2012 3:05:44 PM

As the solution on syria at the ınternational stage has hardly become possible since the clashing interests of permanent members of Security Council, Turkey seems to accelarate its efforts at the regional context as in the discussions between Iranian and Turkey counterparts. This method, I think, could be very usefull than the other one that Turkey tried US and other global forces to persuade for intervention to Syria. Before anything else, the regional solution for Syria is more likely possible

Recep Ozel

11/8/2012 12:33:25 PM

I can just imagine Erdoğan asking Ahmadinejad: "How can I get the public to accept me as 'President' for the next 20 years? They are so out of control in Turkey!! We need to cooperate more on democratic reforms!"

OZman Cometh

11/8/2012 12:32:38 PM

Jaw, jaw not war, war.

Hartabuna Hartabuna

11/8/2012 11:09:43 AM

"Erdogan and Ahmadinejad meet during a Democracy forum......" sounds like the beginning of a great joke. Care to suggest the punchline?
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