Turkey reiterates support for Venezuela

Turkey’s foreign minister on Monday reiterated Turkish support for the country of Venezuela and its elected leadership.

“Turkey will continue to support Venezuela, as problems there could affect all of Latin America and even the Caribbean,” Mevlut Cavusoglu told a joint news conference alongside his Venezuelan counterpart Jorge Arreaza in Ankara, Turkey’s capital.

“Turkey recognizes Maduro regime as the legitimate government of Venezuela under the principle of non-interference in states’ internal affairs and respect for the people’s will,” Cavusoglu said.

Arreaza, for his part, said that Turkey showed Venezuela an exemplary friendship during a difficult time his country experienced.

“It is necessary to say that Turkey and Venezuela will work incessantly to find alternative ways to boost trade relations and carry the cooperation one step further,” Arreaza added.