Recently there has been intense diplomatic traffic from Turkey to Southeast Asian capitals. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited Jakarta, where, along with the signing of a number of agreements to cement the bilateral relationship with Indonesia, he uttered Turkey’s interest in building closer ties with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
During his Indonesia visit, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expressed Turkey’s interest in building closer ties with ASEAN
“We aim to boost our relations with the region,” said Turkey’s president, “Indonesia, due to the size of its economy and its leading position in ASEAN, has a special place in our eyes. We, Turkey, would like to be a member of ASEAN, not a dialogue partner. I would like to express that we are ready for this.”
A few days after Erdoğan’s visit to Jakarta, Turkey’s Foreign…
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