Turkish FM: Iran Political Structure Dynamic
The course of history could not be reversed in the Middle East, recent developments in the region led to onset of a historic transition process, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, Iran-Daily reported.
In a televised interview with the CNN-Turk News Channel, Davutoglu said that it was not correct to compare Iran with Egypt, adding, "Iran has a more dynamic political structure with rivalry between opposite groups.
While Hosni Mubarak had ruled Egypt for the last three decades, Iran changed five presidents."
Davutoglu said, "what is critical for the time being is to prevent recent process in the Middle East from causing a instability. Each country and each society experience similar things. Now, Egypt has been passing through a transition process. We hope that the Egyptian army will well handle this process and withdraw from power after ensuring democracy in the country."
He was replying to questions as to whether protests against longtime presidents in Tunisia and Egypt might spread to other countries.
"At the top of the list of countries that need to criticize themselves is Israel," which is moving toward isolation, he said. Arab countries are now aware that they have a common destiny, according to the minister.
Davutoglu said that Syria also needed some political and economic reforms.