Turkey's FM says does not want 'cold war' in Middle East

Turkish foreign minister has said Turkey's foreign policy in the Middle East sought to ease tensions.

Turkey's FM says does not want 'cold war' in Middle East

Turkish foreign minister has said Turkey's foreign policy in the Middle East sought to ease tensions.

"Turkey's position on issues over Iran and Palestine serves in reducing tensions," Ahmet Davutoglu told a conference at the King's College, as part of his visit to Britain.

Davutoglu said Turkey not only sought to act as a mediator between conflicting sides but also aimed at making contribution to stability and peace.

"We do not want to a cold war in the Middle East between what is labelled as moderate and extremist states," Davutoglu said.

Davutoglu said Turkey had helped the Sunni community to take part in Iraqi elections and it help Lebanon and Syria mend and develop their relations as well.

Responding to a question Turkish-Armenian relations, Davutoglu said the Turkish government paid any effort in its power to normalize relations between Turkey and Armenia as well as to ease tensions in the Caucasus.

Davutoglu said countries in the region needed to make high-level contacts in order to solve their problems as well as creating mutual economic dependencies.


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