Australian, Turkish prime ministers play football
ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (R) and his Australian coounterpart Julia Gillard. AA photoAustralian Prime Minister Julia Gillard met with her Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and President Abdullah Gül in Ankara yesterday. Culture Minister Ertuğrul Günay accompanied Erdoğan at the two-hour meeting. She was expected to depart Ankara late yesterday. In the meeting, Erdoğan and Gillard discussed the preparations for the commemoration of 100th year of the Gallipoli War in 2015.
Gillard took part in the 97th anniversary of Gallipoli ceremonies along with thousands of people from Australia and New Zealand in the northwestern province of Çanakkale on April 25. Turkey marked the 97th anniversary of the Allies’ World War I landing at the Dardanelles strait in Çanakkale with ceremonies that were attended by high-ranking officials and foreign dignitaries.