Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 15 / Trend A.Taghiyeva /
Turkey is ready to contribute to stability in the Middle East, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday during a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States in Gabala, TRT Haber reported.
According to the Turkish Foreign Minister, the Middle East region is of particular importance with regards to political processes unfolding in the world. It would be impossible to achieve complete stability in the world without establishing it in this region.
Davutoglu also said the use of violence against demonstrators, supporters of former President Mohammed Morsi is unacceptable, and the international community must do everything possible to stop the bloodshed in Egypt.
On Wednesday, the Egyptian army launched a crackdown on demonstrators, supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, using military equipment and firearms.
According to official figures the death toll has reached 421. The Muslim Brotherhood leaders claim that nearly 1500 people were killed during the crackdown and about 10,000 civilians injured.
The meeting of the foreign ministers is being held on the eve of the Summit of Heads of Turkic-Speaking States due to take place on Friday in Gabala (Azerbaijan).
The main topics of discussion at the summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (CCTS) will be cooperation in transport and customs facilitation.
Alongside, the summit is expected to discuss issues on further development of cooperation between the organisation's member countries.
It is also expected that the council presidency will be transferred from Kyrgyzstan to the Azerbaijani side.
The Council was established in 2009 by the member states of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey with a view to making joint contributions to peace and stability in Eurasia. Its secretariat is located in Istanbul.
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