Turkey's FM addresses 2009 issues

Davutoglu made an assessment of the developments in 2009 regarding Turkey's foreign policy matters.

Turkey's FM addresses 2009 issues

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu appeared in a press conference on Thursday, making an assessment of the developments in 2009 regarding Turkey's foreign policy matters.

Davutoglu said the fundamental goal of the Turkish foreign policy was to boost Turkey's international reputation and position by addressing the international conjuncture at the right time with right means.

"The international global system is changing and Turkey stands at the center of the global establishment," Davutoglu told the press meeting.

The Turkish minister said Turkey's foreign policy did not pursue a reactive but a proactive approach, adding that Turkey's mediation efforts aimed at finding the most appropriate settlement to crises.

Davutoglu said countries such as Turkey who had multiple identities in various regions could not afford to follow a one-dimensional policy.

Membership to the European Union constituted the most fundamental strategic goals of the Turkish foreign policy, adding that despite all unfavorable circumstances, the Turkish government did not quit its march toward the accession.

Davutoglu said Turkey would extend any effort for a lasting and fair settlement on Cyprus on the parameters set by the United Nations.


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