Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan said on Monday that, "at the talks carried out regarding Iran's nuclear program, we have seen that reciprocal deep confidence crisis lies under the basis of this problem."
Speaking to reporters at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport prior to his departure for New York, Babacan said, "we see that there is need for a process to eliminate the confidence crisis and to restore confidence of the parties to each other."
Referring to his meeting with Saeed Jalili, secretary of Supreme National Security Council and Iran's nuclear negotiator on Sunday evening, Babacan said, "Turkey has close dialogue with all the countries in the region. This dialogue has a reinforcing and facilitating role in understanding sensitivities of all parties. What Turkey does today is to ease misunderstandings and enable the parties to understand each other well."
Babacan said Jalili and Solana would meet again within a few weeks, and stated that, "there is demand from both parties for Turkey to maintain its role. Turkey will continue to do what is necessary for peace, tranquility, and stability in the region."
Responding to a question about the German mountaineers who were abducted and later released in eastern province of Agri, Babacan said the mountaineers would return to their country within 1-2 days.
Babacan said EU formally accepted PKK as a terrorist organization, "acting decisively and without making any concession are essential to deal with terrorism. Turkish and German governments assumed a strong and common stance in solution of this problem."
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