Envoy sees 'great opportunity' for Turkey, Argentina

By Muhammed Emin Canik

ANKARA (AA) – Argentina’s envoy in Ankara has said Turkey and Argentina have a “great opportunity” to establish stable economic relations between the two countries.

“I believe that there are great opportunities between Turkey and Argentina to establish stable economic relations. The reason for this to not happen until now is because we do not know each other very well," Ambassador Julian Luis Tettamanti told Anadolu Agency.

Tettamanti has been serving as Argentinian Ambassador in Ankara for nearly two years. He praised Turkey and noted that the country had enhanced technology in various areas.

Underscoring the fact that Turkey has highly advanced military industries, Tettamanti said: “Argentina does not have such military industry; however, Argentina does not have enemies neighboring it.”

He described his duty as ambassador to Turkey as “extraordinary” and noted that he arrived in the country after the July 15, 2016, defeated coup by Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO).

“There are groups affiliated to FETO in Argentina. The complaints filed by Turkey are being investigated and brought to justice,” he added.

FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

Ankara also accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.

Tettamanti is to retire as Ambassador on Sept. 1.