World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday said, the different messages which came from international community led up to the massacre in Egypt as it happened in Syria.
Davutoglu in a press conference after meeting with his counterpart Guido Westerwelle in Berlin, said, unfortunately the different messages from international community paved the way for Egypt where a belief spread for telorating rigoristic people as it happened in Syria, and lately the massacre where hundreds of Egyptian people who were peacuful protesters were killed on August 14.
Indicating the importance of EU meeting held on Wednesday, Davutoglu said, while elected President was in the jail and former president Mubarak was released from prison, it would be too hard to maintain hope for democracy in Egypt.
My objection is to imprisonment of an elected president, said Davutoglu and added, no one including Turkey and EU cannot interfere in internal affairs of Egypt but no one can disregard the will of Egyptian people in the elections and when it comes to human rights, everyone has the right to say someting about it and "l am glad to hear that we have similar opinions with Westerwelle" on this matter.
Davutoglu also talked about racist attacks againts Turkish people in Germany and thanked German government and Westerwelle for their efforts to relieve the sufferings in that regard.
Pointing that they would not allow those who wanted to create trouble between Turkey and Germany regarding racist attacks and added, fighting against racism was everyone's duty.
Westerwelle: "The attitude of Turkey, Germany and Europe is very clear"
Westerwelle also said if weapons of mass destruction were used in Syria, it is the crime against humanity, and UN officials should conduct a comprehensive investigation.
Germany has continously been in consultation with Turkey and it is the sign of the will to assume a common stance, Westerwelle added.
Referring to latest developments in Syria, Westerwelle said, "the attitude of Turkey, Germany and Europe is very clear".
Regarding the report of the National Socialist Underground (NSU) case about killing 8 people of Turkish origin, 10 people in total between 2000 and 2007, Westerwelle said, they discussed the report which was prepared by German parliament and added, terrorism and racism could not take place in Germany.
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