World Bulletin/News Desk
"A new process, a new climate, a new spring atmosphere is being experienced not only in Turkey but also in the region. Our region is changing, while Turkey is rapidly changing. Our region is gaining power while Turkey is gaining power," said Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday in Bismil city of the southeastern Turkish province, Diyarbakir.
Attending an inauguration ceremony in Bismil town, PM Erdogan said that they have experienced on Saturday a historical day in Diyarbakir with not only opening ceremonies but also surprises.
"Head of autonomous Kurdish government in Iraq’s north Masoud Barzani has shared our excitement in those opening ceremonies. Similarly, our valuable singer Sivan Perwer has put an end to his longing, which has been going on for 37 years. Our most valuable singer Ibrahim Tatlises has also given a wonderful concert." said PM Erdogan.
Erdogan said that the more powerful, prosperous, and peaceful Diyarbakir is, the more powerful, prosperous, and peaceful are Irbil, Sulaymaniyah, Zakho, Mosul, Kirkuk, Baghdat, Damascus and Qamisli.
Emphasizing the Islamic structure in Diyarbakir, Erdogan said that Diyarbakir was one of the north stars of Islam, and he added, "Diyarbakir should strongly protect its peace and the spring atmosphere, while making its decisions."
Erdogan said that they also saw the peace in Diyarbakir yesterday, and they also saw the people saying "enough already".
Erdogan stressed the changing climate in the region around Turkey, saying, "A new process, a new climate, a new spring atmosphere is being experienced not only in Turkey but also in the region. Our region is changing, while Turkey is rapidly changing. Our region is gaining power while Turkey is gaining power."
Erdogan emphasized the rejection and denial in the past in Turkey, and said, "rejection, denial and assimilation have ended with our government." Turkey will live better days with its citizens each one of whom is equal and free before the state and laws, said Erdogan.
Pointing out the solution process, Erdogan said, "Let's not give any chance to sabotage of solution process. Let's stand strong against provocation, prevention and intimidation. Let's not allow the disturbance of peace."
Erdogan has continued his speech referring to the solution process, and he said, "If the solution process would have changed us so much, you can dream the (good) things, will happen within a few years."
Stressing the importance of indivisible unity of Turkey, Erdogan said, "We said, unitary nation, unitary flag, unitary land, and unitary state. We will walk to the future on this way. We don't any other flag different. We don't have any toleration to the people who want to divide Turkey."Last Mod: 17 Kasım 2013, 14:58