The Georgian Foreign Minister started his official visit to the Republic of Turkey by visiting the Atatürk Museum and paying homage to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey.
The Georgian delegation laid a wreath at Atatürk’s tomb and signed the memorial book. According to the Georgian Foreign Minister, Atatürk is the architect of the State of Turkey who blazed the trail in the history of Turkey and mankind as a whole.
As part of his official visit to the Republic of Turkey, Mikheil Janelidze will attend the Ninth Ambassadors Conference. He is due to hold meetings with President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Vice Speaker of the Parliament Ahmet Aydın.
The Egyptian suspect of the EgyptAir plane hijack has been remanded in custody for a further eight days at least. According to Euronews, a court in Larnaca, Cyprus, ordered the extended detention of Seif Eldin Mustafa while an investigation is carried out into the takeover of the plane. Possible charges include kidnapping, air piracy and threatening behavior.
Fifty-six passengers, six crew members and a security official were on board the aircraft when it was diverted to Larnaca during a short Alexandria to Cairo flight. Cypriot authorities say it is too early to talk about extraditing Mustafa.