Ankara Boulevard opens in Ulan Bator

Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc has held the inauguration of Ankara Boulevard in Mongolian capital Ulan Bator.

Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc has held the inauguration of Ankara Boulevard in Mongolian capital Ulan Bator.

After completing talks in Kyrgyzstan, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan proceeded to Ulan Bator to hold meetings with Mongolian officials on Thursday and Arinc is accompanying Erdogan during his visit.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony at the Ataturk Primary School which is on the newly opened Ankara Boulevard, Arinc said that he is proud to hold the opening of the boulevard.

The environmental planning and asphalt pavement of the boulevard have been completed by Turkey's International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) and Ankara Metropolitan Municipality.

Arinc thanked Mongolian officials, TIKA and Ankara Metropolitan Municipality for their efforts and said, "The boulevard is important for us from another point of view is that, there is Ataturk Primary School. The school used to be named the 5th School but now the name of Ataturk --founder of Turkey-- has been given, which makes us prideful."

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday visited the Tonyukuk Stele, some of the oldest inscriptions of the Turkic world, in Ulan Bator.

Erdogan met with the Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj over breakfast in Ulan Bator on Friday.

After the one-hour breakfast, Erdogan proceeded to the region where Tonyukuk Stele are present.

Mongolian officials provided information to Erdogan on the inscriptions.

Prime Minister Erdogan later inaugurated the Konya Culture Center and Mosque, constructed by the joint efforts of the Turkish International Cooperation Agency (TIKA) and Dosteli Association.

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, Prime Minister Erdogan performed Friday's prayers at the mosque.

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