Πέμπτη, 30 Οκτωβρίου 2008

Conservative Party holds event for Turkey

Conservative Party holds event for Turkey
Conservative Friends of Turkey, or CFT, a parliamentary association in England aiming to promote links between Turkey and the Conservative Party, has officially started its activities with an event held Tuesday in London. Turkey's ambassador to London, Yiğit Alpogan, former leader of the Conservative Party, William Hague, and several Conservative Party deputies attended the event.

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Conservative Friends of Turkey
http://www.cfot.org.uk/objectives.html
Oct 28, 2008: Conservative Friends of Turkey is officially launched; Rt Hon William Hague MP, Richard Spring MP, Mark Francois MP and Baroness Warsi give speeches, 150 guests attend the cocktail reception aiming to :
Promote strong Anglo-Turkish relations
Help to foster bilateral trade and business relationships
Build links between the Conservative Party and Turkish counterparties as well as the academic and business community
Increase awareness of the Conservative Party within the Turkish community in the UK
Support parliamentary candidates in marginal constituencies
Support Turkish local politicians and promote greater political involvement of the community
Lobby in favour of Turkish membership of the EU with a stress on Turkey’s role in the bloc, the region and its strong ties to Western institutions
Facilitate access to information on Turkey: its culture, political orientation, economy, and its progress towards EU membership
CFT aims to meet its aims and objectives through:
Briefings/Information Services - information on Turkey will be easily accessible on the website and briefings/newsletters will be made available to peers, MPs and MEPs. In addition, CFT will aim to answer queries related to Turkey or suggest alternative avenues
Events - parliamentary or roundtable meetings in London, Brussels, Ankara or Istanbul in conjunction with other organisations
Parliamentary Delegations - fact-finding and introductory trips to Turkey to meet fellow parliamentarians, academics

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