(Zaman) - ''Turkey is concerned about Iran's position about the nuclear weapons'', Turkish National Security Council (MGK) Secretary General Yigit Alpogan said.
In an interview with the Dutch daily ''De Volkskrant'', Alpogan stressed that the Middle East is an unstable region, and said that Turkey is closely monitoring the developments.
Alpogan noted that the developments in Iraq is another matter causing concern, and stated that any negative development in the region may cause a universal problem, reports Trend.
Regarding the terrorist organization PKK Alpogan said that Turkey will never consider PKK as an interlocutor and never sit at a negotiation table with it, and pointed out that Turkey will not follow Spanish government's example (concerning ETA).
Alpogan said that it is also wrong to compare the terrorist organization PKK with ETA.
Stating that the terrorist organization PKK is trying to divide Turkey and posing a big threat against Turkey, Alpogan said that Turkey is carrying out a two-folded fight against this threat. ''On one side Turkey is trying to eradicate terrorism by military means, on the other side it is trying to improve economic conditions and living standards of the people in the Southeastern Anatolia Region'', he emphasized.
Touching on Armenian claims, Alpogan said that this country should first give up its genocide allegations, and stop lying to its own people.
Alpogan recalled that Armenia does not recognize the agreement signed in 1921 which draws the borders, and has territorial demands from Turkey (in the Eastern Anatolia Region).