Date of French president’s visit to Turkey announced

French President Francois Hollande's long-awaited visit to Turkey will take place on Jan. 27-28, Today's Zaman reported.

Hollande will pay a two-day visit to Turkey on Jan. 27-28. The talks are expected to focus on bilateral ties, Turkey's EU bid and the crisis in Syria.

Earlier in October, France's Industry and Development Minister Arnaud Montebourg, announced that Francois Hollande would visit Turkey but he has not concretized the date of visit.

The last presidential visit from France to Turkey was in 1992 by former President Francois Mitterand.

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