Roth: Gul has change to be a strong president

"I believe that Abdullah Gul has a chance to be a strong president," Claudia Roth, the Co-Chairperson of the German Greens Party, said on Wednesday.

Roth: Gul has change to be a strong president

"I believe that Abdullah Gul has a chance to be a strong president," Claudia Roth, the Co-Chairperson of the German Greens Party, said on Wednesday.
"I know Gul well, and I sincerely congratulate him on his election to this important position," Roth told A.A correspondent.

Roth stated that Gul will be stronger when he wins the confidence of everybody in Turkey.

Expressing pleasure that the crisis in Turkey has ended, Roth said, "now Turkey has to ensure tranquility again."

Roth wished success to Abdullah Gul, and hoped that he will represent a modern Turkey. Expressing belief that Gul will give signals for democratization and EU reform process, Roth said, "votes cast for AK Party by all parts of the society indicate that Turkish nation supports the reform process and Turkey's path to Europe, and show that the nation wants democratic circles to be in power, not chauvinism, militarism and nationalism."

Roth regretted that Deniz Baykal, the chairman of the Republican People's Party (CHP), "has not drawn conclusions from his dramatic electoral defeat", and argued that "social democracy has been cornered and changed in Turkey."

Stating that the EU member states and the European Parliament should back the reform process in Turkey, Roth warned that Turkey's EU path should not be blocked. "Otherwise, this will strengthen circles against reforms in Turkey," she claimed.

Roth urged opposition parties in Turkey to support the reform process, and added that she will visit Turkey at the end of September and meet President Gul and new cabinet.

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