Turkey's FM rejects 'inaction' over Iran amid threats

Davutoglu said that Turkey needed to develop new policies against the developments in the world.

Turkey's FM rejects 'inaction' over Iran amid threats

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday that Turkey needed to develop new policies against the developments in the world.

"International conjuncture changes. Turkey can not remain indifferent against the new influence areas like climate change, international migration and global economic crises," Davutoglu said while speaking at the Parliament during the discussions on a bill regarding Turkish Foreign Ministry's foundation and assignments.

Davutoglu said, "our efforts will be underway to increase role of Turkey in G20 and intensify works to change G20 from being a structure only making economic decisions."

"Turkey will not be a country speaking only on security. Turkey will be the spokesperson of human rights. Turkey will be the spokesperson of international conscience," Davutoglu said, adding that, "We will establish a Directorate General to prevent clashes and crisis management. We are not after being a mediator but every matter occurring in surrounding countries interests us," he said.

"Can we remain comfortable in case any military intervention takes place against Iran? Haven't we all seen the consequences of Iraq war? We will not pursue a "wait and see" policy as this high tension goes on in Iran," Davutoglu said.

Davutoglu said Turkey wanted all neighboring regions to integrate their economies, "we don't want borders between us. We want to integrate with Iraq's all regions and everywhere in the Balkans. To this end, we are removing visa requirements," he said.

Davutoglu said "Diplomacy Academy" would be established in Turkey. "Diplomats of some other countries will also be trained in the Diplomacy Academy of the Turkish Foreign Ministry in Ankara

Israel, most experts estimate that it has at least between 100 and 200 nuclear warheads, often threatens the Islamic republic with an attack.

Turkey often calls for "fair" stance from global powers over nuclear activities in the region.

Israel recently has refused US and international calls to sign Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and open its facilities for IAEA perusal.


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Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Temmuz 2010, 12:07