Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, "we want the nuclear negotiations among the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, Germany and Iran to begin as soon as possible", Anadolu Agency reported.
Davutoglu said at a news conference at the Turkish Embassy in Brussels, "we want the nuclear negotiations among the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, Germany and Iran to begin as soon as possible. We also want the tension to come to an end. Turkey does not aim at becoming a part of the negotiation process and mediating among the parties. But we will maintain our efforts to prevent escalation of a new tension in our region."
He also gave information about his contacts in Brussels and recalled that National Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul and he had the chance to hold talks with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.
"A number of bilateral and regional issues including the missile defense system were high on agenda of the meetings," he said. He added that he also met with British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs William Hague.