Davutoglu tells envoys Turkey needs new foreign policy

Turkish foreign minister has said his country needed a new and a more powerful foreign policy.

Davutoglu tells envoys Turkey needs new foreign policy

Turkish foreign minister has said his country needed a new and a more powerful foreign policy, adding that the Turkish foreign policy had a great historical experience which could be compared only to five or six other countries.

"A new world is emerging and along with it new requirements are being born. And we need to develop a systematic and a strategic vision which would meet those requirements," Ahmet Davutoglu told a Turkish ambassadors' conference which started on Monday in the Turkish capital, Ankara.

Davutoglu said Turkey's diplomacy should get prepared for "a country which has become a member of the European Union in 2023, which ranked among the top ten economies in the world, and most importantly, a country which made its unique national contribution to the global culture."

The Turkish foreign minister said Turkey had focused on its EU membership process, adding that the country would give no concessions in the integration with the EU in every field.

Davutoglu said Turkey would open 26 more missions abroad in 2010 which he said would boost the country's active diplomacy in helping settle global crises.

Davutoglu said the world needed a new international body with a new perspective and philosophy which would meet a requirement of a reform in international politics.

"And just at the center of that requirement stand Turkey's important geography and history," he said.

Brazilian, German and Japanese foreign ministers, as well as Turkish Cypriot President Mehmet Ali Talat are set to participate in the week-long conference.


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