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Erdogan to Visit Equatorial Guinea out of 'Solidarity' over Ebola
Hürriyet Daily News ^ | 19 November 2014 | Sevil Erkus

Posted on 11/20/2014 7:43:21 AM PST by piasa

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has rejected advice to cancel the second Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus.

Erdoğan has insisted on going ahead with the scheduled summit in order to display solidarity with the host country, Foreign Ministry officials told the Hürriyet Daily News. The Turkish president will attend the summit in Malabo on Nov. 20-21.

Following the launch of Turkey’s “opening up to Africa" strategy, the country has transited to the phase of “partnership with Africa” since 2013, according to officials.

Around 200 business leaders and a delegation led by Erdoğan with Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will attend the summit in Malabo. The leaders from many countries in Africa have also been invited.

The Joint Declaration and Action Plan for the Turkish-African partnership from 2015 to 2018 is expected to be approved at the gathering. The plan includes actions in many sectors, including industry, education, health, trade, energy, investment, and peace and security.

The African Union declared Turkey a strategic partner in 2008, and a Turkey-Africa Cooperation Summit was held the same year in Istanbul.

Turkey has opened 39 embassies in Africa, while more than 30 African countries have opened diplomatic missions in Turkey, Erdoğan told reporters on Nov. 19 ahead of his visit to Algeria.

The trade volume between Turkey and Sub-Saharan countries has increased more than tenfold over the past 10 years, he stressed, adding that Turkish Airlines had launched direct flights to 40 destinations in Africa.

Turkey to send liaison officer and cargo plane to Central African Republic

As part of contributions to U.N. missions in Africa, Turkey will participate in the European Union Force RCA, known as EUFOR RCA, the United Nations-mandated EU peacekeeping mission in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic.

Ankara plans to send liaison officers and a C130 aircraft to the Central African Republic, Foreign Ministry officials told the Daily News. A motion on the matter was recently submitted to Parliament.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; car; equatorialguinea; erdogan; eufor; euforrca; subsaharanafrica; turkey

1 posted on 11/20/2014 7:43:21 AM PST by piasa
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To: piasa; neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; Global2010; ...
Gotta admire his courage of convictions.

Hope he self-quarantines when he gets back to Türkiye...

If a quarantine saves just one child's life, it's worth it.

Bring out your dead! The Dark Man cometh! Bring out your dead! The Dark Man cometh! Bring out your......

(Since all records of obama's past were lost in a tragic boating accident and fire, no one can be certain that the guy in the red circle isn't him...)

Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.

The purpose of the “Bring Out Your Dead” ping list (formerly the “Ebola” ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.

So far the false positive rate is 100%.

At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the “Bring Out Your Dead” threads will miss the beginning entirely.

*sigh* Such is life, and death...

2 posted on 11/20/2014 7:59:40 AM PST by null and void (The better I know obama, the less I fear a president Biden.)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

A link to this thread has been posted on the Ebola Surveillance Thread

3 posted on 11/20/2014 8:12:05 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: piasa

Will he be shaking hands?

4 posted on 11/20/2014 8:21:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks for the ping!

5 posted on 11/20/2014 8:47:58 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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