Turkey’s parliament speaker is heading to Italy this week.
Mustafa Sentop will arrive in Rome Wednesday to attend a summit for audio system of the parliaments in G20 international locations the next day. He will meet members of the Italian parliament in addition to Italian assume tanks in the course of the go to, Turkey’s official Anadolu Agency reported Tuesday.
Turkey’s shut ties to Italy distinction with its poor relations with a number of different European Union states. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and French President Emmanuel Macron had a confrontation final yr over Islam and freedom of expression. The two international locations additionally backed reverse sides within the Libyan civil warfare, which ended final yr. France and Turkey have been engaged on rapprochement this yr.
Turkey additionally has a maritime border dispute with Greece and Cyprus over its drilling plans within the japanese Mediterranean. Cyprus and Turkey have additionally not resolved the problem over the division of Cyprus.