The two leaders discussed the terrorism faced by both countries. Erdogan told the Indonesian President, “Terror has a cause and effect relationship. The biggest cause is ignorance. Therefore we should work towards removing the cause before we can do away with the effect.”
Erdogan did not accept a painting that was to be presented to him in Indonesia.
After Indonesia, Erdogan proceeded to Malaysia meeting PM Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi.
While traveling in Southern Asia, the government also started an initiative for Cyprus in the region. Erdogan held talks in Indonesia to remove the present isolation imposed on the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). Sending missions from TRNC to China and Indonesia, was also mentioned.