Newly elected French President François Hollande is expected to visit Turkey in early 2013 to open a new chapter in Turkish-French ties, said sources from the Elysee Palace.
According to a report in the Hurriyet daily, Hollande is planning to pay a visit to Turkey in early 2013, and the Elysee Palace has already started preparations for the visit. The report also added that the two leaders, Hollande and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will discuss the details of the visit in the upcoming meeting of the UN General Assembly slated for Sept. 24 in New York.
However, Erdogan's office announced on Friday that the prime minister has cancelled his trip to the US where he was due to attend the UN meeting. Erdogan, who was travelling in President Abdullah Gul's place, was expected to give a speech at the assembly in New York. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will now lead the Turkish delegation at the New York meeting.