The National Security Council of Turkey has taken Georgia and Armenia out of its list of neighboring countries which pose security threats, according to news reports reaching here Monday.
The Turkish security council had earlier approved of the change in the list, which previously included Georgia and Armenia among countries believed to have posed threat to Turkey’s security.
Turkey has also removed Bulgaria and Syria from the list.
A recent public opinion poll conducted by the Ankara-based International Strategic Research Organization has revealed that the Turks have listed the United States, Israel, France, Armenia, Greece and Russia as among countries which they think are posing great security threat to their country.
The surveyed Turks see no threat from Bulgaria and Georgia, two of their seven neighboring countries which also include Armenia, Greece, Iran, Iraq and Syria, the paper added.