Turkey, Burkina Faso parliament speakers meet in Ankara

             By Muhammet Emin Avundukluoglu</p>  <p>ANKARA (AA) - Turkey’s parliament speaker on Monday met with his counterpart from Burkina Faso in the Turkish capital Ankara.</p>  <p>Receiving National Assembly Speaker Alassane Bala Sakande, Parliament Speaker Binali Yildirim said Turkey wants to improve relations with the West African country</p>  <p>Official high-level bilateral visits have accelerated relations between the two, he said.</p>  <p>Following the meeting, Sakande visited the sections of the Turkish parliament which were bombed during the defeated 2016 coup.</p>  <p>The Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which martyred 251 people and injured nearly 2,200 others.</p>  <p>Later, Yildirim also received Asaf Hajiyev, an Azerbaijani deputy who serves as secretary general of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC).