World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan remarked they are in favor of Egyptian people by saying "We are in favor of oppressed people, we take stand near the Egyptian people," during his speech in Trabzon for the opening ceremony of some public works.
Erdogan critisized current Egyptian government and said, "We support the people who are in Rabaa al-Adawiya square. We will walk with them. We have never respected the coup makers. We will respect the will of Egyptian people, this is so in our country and in the world too."
Regarding Turkish ambassador to Egypt Huseyin Avni Botsali, who was declared as persona non-grata by Egypt, Erdogan stated, "the coup makers had deported our ambassador, good luck with that. We also said good bye to their ambassador and downgraded diplomatic relations with Egypt to the level of charge d'affaires."
Turkish PM highlighted diplomatic relations are not conducted by emotional responds saying, "If the feelings talk between states, the loser would be the one who speaks by emotion. We do not move with our senses."
"Everyone must know that the capital can not plot route for governments now. The media centers, power centers, lobbies, gangs can no more chart out for Turkey. Our way is what the national will draws for us," Erdogan said to emphasize the importance of will of people to determine the government in a country
Erdogan reiterates to shut down prep schools
Erdogan reiterated his government's determination to shut down prep schools despite mounting opposition from various groups. PM called on owners of prep schools to take part in the government project to transform the study centers into private schools, promising to deliver financial assistance to owners.
“We have hired nearly 400,000 teachers in the education sector in the past 11 years. We are contemplating employing 10,000 teachers by February, and also considering bringing 40,000 more teachers into the education system by August,” said Erdogan, disclosing his government's plan on improving the education system to address its most intractable need, the shortage of teachers in high schools.Last Mod: 24 Kasım 2013, 18:15