Turkish President Abdullah Gul plans to request his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan to support Turkey's candidate for OSCE Secretary General. Turkey's candidate,
Ambassador Ersin Ercin will personally hand the letter to President Sargsyan in March.
According to Haberturk, the diplomat characterized President Gul's letter as a gesture of goodwill towards Armenia.
Ercin faces a challenge from three EU candidates: Ursula Plassnik, the former foreign minister of Austria; Lamberto Zannier, a career Italian diplomat currently in charge of the U.N. mission in Kosovo; and Joao Soares from Portugal, the former head of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.
Current OSCE Secretary-General Marc Perrin de Brichambaut's term in office is set to expire in 2011.