The Queen has been caught looking down in astonishment at Turkish First Lady Hayrunnisa Gul’s killer footwear, as she wore high heels on a state visit. Queen Elizabeth II of Britain formally welcomed Turkish President Abdullah Gul and his wife Hayrunnisa Gul to London earlier in the week, and the welcoming ceremony took place at Horse Guards Parade, which is located near Buckingham Palace.
First presidential visit from Turkey
The Turkish President is not alone in his visit he is joined by Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. The is the first presidential visit from Turkey to England in 23 years. It was in 2008 when the Queen herself made a visit to Turkey and this has been reciprocated in the current trip to London.
Britain is allowed a maximum of two state visits a year, with one earlier in the year paid by United States President Barack Obama. He was also present at the Royal Wedding and it only highlights the good relationship he has with the leading people in the UK.
On the day the Turkish President stepped on British land he also met with the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, who is working overtime at present trying to find solutions to the eurozone crisis which has meant that the economies of several countries including Britain’s has taken a crippling blow.
Gul and Cameron had then come out and made a joint press statement after their initial meeting at Number 10 Downing Street. This meeting was also attended by Ali Babacan, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu who is the Turkish ambassador in London. There were others that made the meeting including Unal Cevikoz, the Turkish ambassador and also Turkey’s deputy chief of military staff.
Britons call Turkey home
Gul had told reporters that: “We are living in a golden are of Turkish-British relations,” and went on to add that more than three million tourists from Britain visited Turkey each year and that approximately 40,000 Britons had chosen Turkey as the place to call home.
The Turkish President also went on to that Turkey and Britain shared a future vision for peace and prosperity, revealing that the two countries had being in a partnership since 2007. Which was also around the time the country was being engulfed by the impact of the recession.
The meeting with the Prime Minister also paved the stage for discussions on the ongoing settlement talks in Cyprus.