"Turkey sees Georgia as the key to regional cooperation," said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a press conference after a bilateral and inter-delegation meeting with visiting Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili in Ankara, APA's local bureau reports.
Mr. Erdogan emphasized that bilateral and regional relations with Georgia were thoroughly discussed at the level of one-on-one and inter-delegation meetings: “We have signed major projects with neighboring Georgia that change the scope of our region. In this context, we have implemented the East-West Joint Corridor project, which extends from Turkey to China through the Caucasus and Central Asia. Our export trains from the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, which is part of the Great Silk Road, organize trips to Russia and China. We also exchanged views on how to make this railway line connecting Marmara and Europe more productive."
The Turkish President said that trilateral cooperation with Azerbaijan was very important in this regard: "As Turkey, we always support Azerbaijan-Georgia-Armenia cooperation or Turkey-Azerbaijan-Georgia cooperation."