Turkey aims to establish stronger ties with Asian countries with its Asia Anew initiative, the country’s foreign minister said Thursday.

At its opening ceremony, Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey will enhance its relations in the new era with Asian countries while continuing its trade with Europe.

“On the one hand, Turkey will continue the process of integration with Europe and maintain its key position in NATO that is the world’s most powerful alliance.

“On the other hand, Turkey will continue playing a key role as the westernmost Asian and the easternmost European country,” he added.

He emphasized that Turkey links

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