Brazil Lends Shoulder to Turkey for Cyprus and UN
By SULEYMAN KURT, BRASILIA
Published: Saturday, January 21, 2006
The Turkish delegation making a trip to Brazil under the leadership of Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul appears to be content with the contacts held in the capital Brasilia, which was built in 1960 and looks like a "sterile town".
Gul met Brazilian House of Representatives Speaker Aldo Rebelo, Development and Foreign Trade Minister Luiz Fernando Furlan, Foreign Minister Celso Amarim and was hosted by Brazilian President Lula da Silva.
"Brazil is in the pursuit of strategic partners. It can reach Central Asia, Middle East and Russia via Turkey," Gul said, during a talk to Turkish press members at the hotel he is staying at. The minister summarized the importance of his visit, "We, too, tidied our own house, now we are looking for new attempts. The conjunctures of both sides are convenient; we should not miss this opportunity."
Gul added the same is valid for all of Latin America, which is composed of 33 countries and a population of 600 million. Turkish minister, in this frame, holds a coordination meeting with ambassadors to Latin America to discuss improvements in bilateral relations and a regional cooperation.
First step, Turkish Airlines flights to Sao Paulo
Contacts of Minister Gul and the delegation accompanying him proceed with concrete developments in this pivotal country in South America.
Turkish Airlines will soon initiate direct flights to the world's second most crowded city and Brazil's trade center, Sao Paulo.
Turkey will open an economy-focused consulate in this town and aims to profit from Brazil, one of the world leaders, in the issue of bio fuel obtained from products such as wheat, sugar beet. The defense industry is also a field where relationships can be developed.
Brazil was using Jordan as a base for trade activities it holds in Iraq, but the new base will be Turkey.
Brazilians will use the southeastern Turkish cities of Gaziantep and Sanliurfa as a central base and organize various fairs there.
This South American country is also closely interested in the Erez Industry Zone managed by the Turkish Union of Chambers and Stock Exchanges (TOBB) in Israel.
A political close-up between the two countries was also discussed during Gul's visit. Turkey was able to find support on the issue of Cyprus from the country beyond the Atlantic. Foreign Minister Amorim backed this rapprochement with his comments, "As Brazil, we never approved economic embargoes. Our businessmen can go there for all kinds of activities. We are ready to do all we can for a solution. "
Brazil also supported Turkey’s temporary membership for 2009-2010 United Nations Security Council. Amorim adds they want to see the same support from Turkey in Brazil's Security Council candidacy process.
Silva invites Erdogan to Brazil
Foreign Minister Gul was also received by President Lula da Silva. Top level visits are also expected to take place between the two countries.
Brazilian leader expressed willingness to pay a visit to Turkey and in return, he invited Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to his country. Silva is one of the leaders the world is closely following.
For Lula, Gul says: "I know his ideas. He has a vision to end poverty. He attaches importance to the independence due to the leftist view. He is much affected by Turkey's policy in Iraq especially and he knows the history of Turkey well.”
Brazilian Foreign Minister Amorim said mutual relations will be developed as he made a witty remark, "The biggest topic of competition between the two countries is whether Rio or Istanbul is the most beautiful city of the world."
Brazil Backs Removal of Sanctions on TRNC
By Cihan, Istanbul
Published: Friday, January 20, 2006
Brazilian has joined the number of world nations who have voiced opposition to the economic sanctions imposed on Turkish Cyprus.
Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim told a joint press conference held with his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul on Thursday that his country was against the economic sanctions imposed on the Turkish Cyprus.
The two foreign ministers came together in Brasilia for a 2-hour meeting.
"We back the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's report on Cyprus. We are against economic sanctions," Amorim said.
One by one nations are recognising the In-human IN-JUSTICE perpetrated against our brave innocent people of Turkish Cyprus, as if suffering 20 years of Greek Enosis GENOCIDE wasnt enough we then suffered crippling sanctions, EU tried everything to wipe out the Turks of Kibris but they failed, everyday we get stronger and more people recognise the injustice we suffer.
Well done Brazil, VIVA BRAZILLIYA, a new ally, I will support Brazil in the World Cup this year
!!!KIBRIS TURKDUR TURK KALACAK!!!