Ankara, Tokyo willing to enhance ties, says Turkish FM

By Fuat Kabakci

TOKYO (AA) – Ankara and Tokyo are willing to further strengthen bilateral relations, Turkey's foreign minister said on Monday.

"There is more enthusiasm and willingness on both sides than ever to strengthen bilateral relations and boost solidarity on regional issues," Mevlut Cavusoglu said at a reception at Turkey's Embassy to Japan.

Cavusoglu said has he has had productive meetings with Japanese officials during his three-day visit to Japan, currently on day two.

Earlier Monday, Cavusoglu met his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono, and they discussed bilateral relations and regional issues.