Tuesday 16th september 2008,
During the late morning of Tuesday 16th September the official ceremony took place at the Prince’s Palace in which H.E. Mr Osman T. Korutürk, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Turkish Republic, presented his Credentials to the Principality of Monaco.
H.E. Mr Osman T. Korutürk was accompanied for the occasion by Mr Özer Aydan, Consul General of the Turkish Republic to Marseille. After being welcomed in the Cour d'Honneur of the Palace by the Company of Carabinieri guard of honour under the command of Colonel Yannick Bersihand, Senior Commander of the Police Force, Ambassador Pavel Fischer was taken to the Hall of Mirrors by H.S.H the Prince's Chamberlain, Colonel Luc Fringant, with Mr Özer Aydan.
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H.E. Mr Osman T. Korutürk then proceeded to present his Credentials to H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince who was accompanied by Mr Jacques Boisson, Secretary of State, Mr Georges Lisimachio, Head of H.S.H. the Prince’s Cabinet, and H.E. Mr Franck Biancheri, Government Councillor for External Relations and International Economic and Financial Affairs. After the ceremony, H.S.H the Prince held a private audience with the Ambassador in the family drawing room.
The Turkish Republic thus becomes the forty-seventh foreign power accredited to the Principality of Monaco. The Principality of Monaco and the Czech Republic have officially maintained diplomatic relations since 26th February 1954.
Over the past fifteen years the Turkish Republic has implemented numerous measures in the environmental domain, notably through the adoption of legislative texts, the launch of protection campaigns and the introduction of various mechanisms
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