Turkish FM Ahmet Davutoglu said Cold War ended in Balkans in 1990s and now it was ending in Middle East.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said that the Cold War ended in Balkans in 1990s and now it was ending in the Middle East.
Davutoglu stated that Turkey and the globe were going through a major change and the history had not recorded such a fast period of change until now.
He said that in order to get over the period of change in Arab world with minimum damages, none of the countries worked as much as Turkey did.
“The Cold War has ended in Balkans in 1990, and now it is ending in the Middle East,” he stressed.
Davutoglu stated that Turkey and Egypt were being tried to shown as rivals lately.
He underlined that Turkey and Egypt were the two important countries of the region.
“Egypt’s every success is Turkey’s success too. Nobody shall try to play out Cold War scenarios with us,” said Davutoglu, and added that during the events in Gaza, Turkey and Egypt stood shoulder to shoulder.
Davutoglu reminded that they were in touch with the Syrian administration 9 months ago and said, “when I was talking to Assad I said that we stood next you in the past. If you ask us one day that who would we pick out, without a second thought, we will be on the side of Syrian people.”
Davutoglu stressed that for years Turkey had politics which always supported people, and said, “the flow of history is beside of people’s demands.”
Moreover, Davutoglu mentioned the works taking place for Syrian shelter seekers, and said that Turkey’s refugee politics had always been “legendary”.
Davutoglu underlined that during “Arab Spring” Turkey took risks, and added “when we said ‘quit’ to Mubarak (former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak), we took the highest risk of Turkish foreign politics.”
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Reported by Anatolia Agency