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President Ilves departed today for visit to Turkey


President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Evelin Ilves departed today for an official visit to the Republic of Turkey.

The Head of State will meet with the Turkish president, Mr. Abdullah Gül, the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and the Chairman of the Turkish General Assembly, Mr. Mehmet Ali Şahin. President Ilves will also give a lecture at Bilkent University, Ankara.

President Ilves will meet with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, in Istanbul.

From Turkey, President Ilves and Mrs. Evelin Ilves will proceed to the Republic of Poland, where they will be present at the funeral ceremony of the President of Poland, Mr. Lech Kaczyński, and his wife Maria on Sunday in Krakow.


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