Turkish President Erdogan arrives in Cuba

HAVANA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his delegation arrived Tuesday in Cuba’s capital Havana, the second stop on his official Latin America tour.

Erdogan had boarded the presidential “TUR” aircraft from Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport at 03:35 a.m. Turkish local time (0135GMT) and landed at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana.

Erdogan will visit the monument of Cuba’s national hero Jose Marti at Havana’s Revolution Square on Wednesday. He will then be welcomed in an official ceremony and will hold bilateral talks with Cuban officials.

After attending a luncheon, Erdogan will visit Old Havana and the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in Havana.

Erdogan is accompanied by his wife and daughter, Emine and Sumeyye Erdogan, as well as Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Food, Agriculture and Livestock Minister Mehdi Eker, Culture and Tourism Minister Omer Celik and Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci.

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