German President Wulff due in Turkey
German President Christian Wulff will pay a formal visit to Turkey between October 18-22, Anadolu Agency reported.
Wulf who will be the first German President to visit Turkey in a decade will be accompanied by a delegation of senior German officials as well as leading businessmen of his country.
A press release issued by the Turkish President's office said bilateral as well as regional and international matters would be discussed in detail, and views would be exchanged on ways to foster cooperation and friendship between the two countries during Wulff's visit.
Wulff is expected to address the Turkish Parliament in Ankara and then to proceed to Kayseri where he will be attending the Business Forum. He will also visit Tarsus and Adana.
Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Wulff will attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the Turkish-German University in Istanbul.
"Turkey and Germany, who share common values like pluralism, democracy, rule of law, human rights and freedoms, equality, justice and respect for diversity, are two fiends and allies which exert efforts towards shared ideals. Germany which is our biggest foreign trade partner, is also important for Turkey's EU membership process. Both countries have political will to foster bilateral relations," said the statement.