January 06, 2010

Turkish Foreign Ministry makes web-chat-press meeting for first time

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The ministry, which has previously announced that it would start using social networking tools such as "facebook" and "twitter" for public diplomacy activities, held a tele-conference in December for the first time.


Wednesday, 06 January 2010 08:44

A spokesperson for the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday that foreign policy issues were on the agenda of the Turkish ambassadors' conference which started in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Monday.

Briefing reporters on the issues discussed at the conference through a web-chat system on Tuesday, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesperson Burak Ozugergin said that developments regarding North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Turkey's EU membership process, the situation in the Middle East and Afghanistan, as well as mass destruction weapons were on the agenda of yesterday's gathering.

Informing reporters on the conference's sessions held on Tuesday as well, Ozugergin said Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim addressed the Turkish ambassadors in the morning session, while participants exchanged views on counter-terrorism activities and the democratic move in the afternoon session.

During today's press briefing, Ozugergin informed the reporters on the latest developments via "web-chat" for the first time in the history of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The ministry, which has previously announced that it would start using social networking tools such as "facebook" and "twitter" for public diplomacy activities, held a tele-conference in December for the first time.

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