"The only hindrance which might slow down progress of Turkey is to weaken communal peace and spoil tranquility and stability. Everyone has responsibilities in this critical process," Justice & Development (AK) Party Chairman and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday.
Holding a news conference after the AK Party Central Executive Board meeting, Erdogan indicated that Abdullah Gul, the presidential candidate of the AK Party, gained the confidence of Turkish nation.
"Gul will work to boost basic qualities of our Republic defined as democratic, secular and social state of law in our constitution and follow modernization goals that was underlined by Ataturk," Erdogan stressed.
"We must protect our unity. I call this 'great compromise'. Such a compromise can be reached under common goals and values. We aim to boost prosperity of the country. We have to secure this compromise," he remarked.
Stating that everyone approved the method in the parliament speaker election, Erdogan indicated, "we also follow a similar method in the presidential election process. Abdullah Gul is visiting political parties and NGOs."
Last Mod: 16 Ağustos 2007, 11:19