'Turkey first NATO country to set relations with SCO'

Turkish foreign minister said Turkey was the first NATO country which became "dialogue partner" with Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

'Turkey first NATO country to set relations with SCO'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey, which became "dialogue partner" with Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), was the first NATO member state establishing such a relation with SCO.

Davutoglu told reporters on Sunday that Turkey approved dialogue partnership with SCO in June 2012 and recently put a signature on the deal.

Noting that Turkey was located in a multi-dimensional geography and interested in many foreign policies on the same scale, Davutoglu said that Turkey, due to its situation, became member or partner of many international organizations.

None of them is an alternative to another, said Davutoglu, adding that Turkey's relations with EU did not mean that it would stay away from SCO which was Asia's most comprehensive security and cooperation organization.

Also commenting on Cyprus issue, Davutoglu said that there was a clear picture in Cyprus, adding that on one side there was a party willing to resume talks and find solution, and on the other side there was a party which kept finding excuses to delay the solution of the problem.

 

Last Mod: 28 Nisan 2013, 14:35
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