The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed Turkey's concerns after North Korea fired a rocket carrying a satellite.
Releasing a statement, the Ministry said that North Korea launched a rocket which it defined an experimental communication satellite.
"We support efforts of the international community, especially the UN Security Council, to determine a joint attitude. We wish that the parties would avoid steps that do not contribute to good-will efforts, ensuring peace and stability in the region," the Ministry said.
North Korea fired what it called an "experimental communications satellite" into space from the Musudan-ri launch site this weekend. Although North Korea said that the satellite successfully went into orbit, Japan claimed that it dropped into the ocean to the east and west of Japan.
Meanwhile, in an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council on North Korea's rocket launch, Turkey has expressed its concerns.
Speaking in a meeting that was closed to the press on Sunday, Turkey's Permanent Representative at the UN, Baki Ilkin, said that one of the pillars of Turkish foreign policy was to prevent the proliferation of weapons.
Ilkin expressed Turkey's serious concerns over North Korea rocket launch.
Ambassador Ilkin said that the rocket launch by North Korea was not in harmony with UN resolutions 1695 and 1718 that were accepted in 2006.
Ilkin stressed Turkey's support to the continuation of the sestet talks on North Korea's nuclear program.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Nisan 2009, 10:02