Turkey tries to find a diplomatic solution to issue of Iran - FM Davutoglu
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Turkey had been trying to find a diplomatic solution to the problem about Iran's nuclear program, Anadolu Agency reported.
Davutoglu said at a joint news conference with his Slovakian counterpart Miroslav Lajcak, who is currently in Ankara on a state visit, that he talked to Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki on the phone yesterday and there had been continuous contacts with Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim.
"In line with developments in the coming days, we can pay some visits and hold some meetings. We will also meet with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton," he said.
Referring to Turkey-Slovakia relations, Davutoglu said, "there are perfect relations between the two countries. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is planning to travel to Slovakia in the coming months. Slovakia is one of the countries extending full support to Turkey's policy about the Balkans. Recent developments in the Balkans was high on agenda of our meeting, and we exchanged views on Bosnia-Herzegovina's integration efforts with NATO, the European Union and the international community."
He said that Turkey's EU negotiation process and the Cyprus issue also topped their agenda.
Slovakian Foreign Minister Lajcak, on his part, said that Turkey was a significant global actor, and that there was not any issue that could be resolved without Turkey's contribution.
He reiterated his country's full support to Turkey's membership to the European Union. Membership criteria should be exactly the same for each country, and there should not be any extra conditions, he said.
Lajcak also extended Slovakia's support to visa exemption for Turkish citizens.