By Gale Courey Toensing - Think of Turkey, the country, and what images come to mind? Turkish delight – that exquisite powdery sugar-covered, pistachio-stuffed confection. Golden Zildjian cymbals with the crisp, clear sound favored by jazz drummers and percussionists in orchestras. The Blue Mosque in Istanbul with its six delicate minarets. Sweet succulent dried apricots. Now there’s a cluster of other images for Turkey: World’s 16th largest economy and 16th largest manufacturer of cars and spare parts. A major world producer and exporter of steel, pasta, dried fruits and candy. A nation with a burgeoning tourism industry. A major donor of development aid to emerging economies. A potential investor and trading partner in Indian country.
Turkey and Mauritania signed on Wednesday an agreement on security cooperation in Ankara. Turkey's Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin met Mauritania's Interior and Decentralization Mohamed Ould Boilil at his office in the Turkish capital, and the two ministers signed security cooperation agreement.