Turkish FM inaugurates Turkish Lounge at UN

Inaugurating Turkish Lounge at UN together with UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson, Davutoglu expressed hope that Turkish Lounge would be a home where good initiatives would be taken for peace.

Turkish FM inaugurates Turkish Lounge at UN

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said everybody expected the UN Security Council to take urgent steps in order to end the tragedy in Syria.

Inaugurating Turkish Lounge at UN together with UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson, Davutoglu expressed hope that Turkish Lounge would be a home where good initiatives would be taken for peace.

Noting that Turkey was willing to make more contributions in regional and global peace as well as UN mission, Davutoglu said that it was one of the principles of Turkish foreign policy to work more actively and to be more visible in UN system.

Eliasson said that the Turkish Lounge was one of the examples of Turkey's contributions in UN, adding that Turkey was helping UN in Somalia and humanitarian assistance issues.

Eliasson also offered condolences following the twin car bomb attacks in Turkey's southern Reyhanli town, and also thanked Turkey as it had been hosting Syrian citizens who escaped from violence in their country.

Davutoglu also held a meeting with Turkish Cypriot Prime Minister Irsen Kucuk at Turkey's permanent representation in UN.

They discussed recent developments in Cyprus issue as well as upcoming meeting between Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders in the end of May. 

Last Mod: 18 Mayıs 2013, 10:27
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