Turkish president hosts US group of lawmakers

Turkish president hosts US group of lawmakers

ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
Turkish president hosts US group of lawmakers

President Gül (L) shakes hands with US mission’s head Ed Whitfield. Courtesy of Turkish Presidency

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate met up with Turkish President Abdullah Gül during their official visit to Turkey yesterday, Anatolia news agency has reported.

The meeting took place at the Çankaya presidential residence and was closed to members of the press. U.S. House Turkey co-chair Ed Whitfield headed the mission.

The representatives also met with Turkey’s Energy Minister Taner Yıldız earlier in the day, discussing a wide range of topics that included nuclear power and energy trade.

Whitfield said they especially wanted to meet with Yıldız during their visit, and asked the minister to tell them more about production of electricity in the country.

Yıldız hosted his guests, from various different U.S. states, at the ministry, and outlined Turkey’s energy credentials to the delegation.