Turkey hails historic North Korea, US summit

Turkey hails historic North Korea, US summit

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Turkey hails historic North Korea, US summit

In this picture taken on June 12, 2018 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 13, 2018, US President Donald Trump (R) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) walk to attend their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore. / AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS

Turkey has hailed the historic summit between the United States and North Korean leaders as a “turning point” in diplomatic efforts on the Korean peninsula. 

The summit is a “consequential opportunity” of great importance for the region and world peace, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on June 12.

“Turkey will continue to support efforts aimed at peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula, which have historical ties,” the statement said.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un signed what was described as a “comprehensive” deal in front of international camera crews in Singapore.

Further meetings between Washington and Pyongyang are planned to cement the next steps from both sides in fulfilling the June 12 deal.

South Korea,