Venezuela, Turkey Set to Make Airlift Grow with Tourism
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan explained on Friday that his nation does not maintain any sort of external interference in South America, talking after the meet up with Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro.
Maduro and Erdogan supervise the signing of five agreements in terms of cooperation on tourism, air travel, culture, agriculture, and international crime. The two talked about different methods to intensify the financial and energy ties and discovered the opportunities for military cooperation, as explained by the Turkish leader.
Maduro’s Turkey visit, a Venezuelan head of state to visit first, comes in the midst of severe U.S. sanctions on the South American nations along with an extended political crisis in Venezuela as the nation fights against triple-digit price increases and extensive shortages.
In August, U.S. President Donald Trump explained that he will not exclude military action against Venezuela in an act of responding to the country’s descent into political chaos.
“I believe there is no force above that of the will of the people and we think that most of the time, foreign interventions deepen the problems,” Erdogan said, with Maduro standing by his side.
He further adds by saying that he expected to see the ending of Venezuela’s “difficult period” as early as possible, with “ease, dialogue and compromise.”
Maduro also explained that he anticipates initiating a “new era” in terms of relations with Turkey, and makes preparations for the lunch and growth of direct flights between Caracas and Istanbul.
At the same time, Turkey will also build a mosque in Caracas as well as a cultural center, at the request of Maduro, Erdogan said.