Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his meeting with Ivanov in Ankara reiterated Turkey’s support for Macedonia’s integration into NATO, and reaffirmed the principled position regarding the use of the constitutional name of the Republic of Macedonia, according to the press service from Ivanov Cabinet.
-We are the first to recognize the constitutional name of the Republic of Macedonia. What we thought then, we think now. We don’t move left or right. Turkey in diplomacy never acts ambiguously. After we have made our decision, long after we all die, the decision remains, said the Turkish President, noting that in addition to recognizing the constitutional name of Macedonia and the name of the nation, Turkey was the first country to send an ambassador to Macedonia.
The meeting also noted the need to intensify cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
-Macedonia has expressed its determination regarding our fight against terrorism, especially FETO, which is a danger to both countries. We must eradicate this organization from all over the world. Macedonia is a country that has made concrete things about this battle – pointed out Erdogan.
This is not necessarily true as Zaev’s Government junta has actually given FETO run newspapers Government funds.