Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro may have found an unlikely savior for his economy: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, who invited Maduro to his inauguration Monday and appears to have facilitated meetings with Turkish investors.
We are open to development,” Maduro said during remarks at the Turkey-Venezuela Business Forum, according to the Turkish state Anadolu News Agency.
In addition to investing in Venezuela’s oil industry, Maduro attempted to sell the “petro,” a cryptocurrency he invented in an attempt to evade global sanctions.
After meeting business leaders and Erdo?an, Maduro and wife Cilia Flores also visited the set of the popular Turkish television series Dirilis Ertugrul.
Anadolu Agency shows them touring the set and putting on costumes.
Ha sido extraordinaria la jornada de toma de posesión del presidente Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Con nuestros hermanos empresarios turcos, hemos trabajado en fortalecer la cooperación en los campos de la minería, agricultura y turismo. Venezuela quiere paz, desarrollo y beneficio mutuo pic.twitter.com/vRvSsyWtiT
— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) July 10, 2018