On Sunday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu traveled to Paris, during which he will meet with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss bilateral relations and “regional and international” issues.
This is the first visit of a senior Turkish official to the French capital after months of tension.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry indicated that Davutoglu will meet during his visit on Sunday and Monday with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss “bilateral relations, as well as between Turkey and the European Union and regional and international issues.”
The importance of the visit comes at a time when Ankara is seeking to improve its relations with Paris after months of tension between the two countries over a number of issues such as Libya, Syria and the eastern Mediterranean, and Paris attacking the Turkish influence on Islam in France.
Last October, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan questioned the “mental health” of his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, accusing him of “anti-Islam” because of his adherence to the principle of freedom to publish caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and his speech against Islamic “separatism” in France.