Turkish FM on recent regional developments
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said that it was hard to ensure peace, not to win a war, AA reported.
In a televised interview with the NTV, Davutoglu said, " today, Mahmoud Jibril, chairman of the executive board of the Libyan National Transitional Council, informed us on recent developments in Libya. It is hard to ensure peace, not to win a war. Any failure and lack of political determination in this process could lead to bigger clashes. We think that new political structures should emerge on the basis of rule of law, transparency, democratic principles and human rights. And the transition process should be completed with peaceful manners."
Davutoglu denied allegations that Moammar Gaddafi requested to come to Turkey.
Asked on criticisms about his visit to Benghazi earlier this week, Davutoglu said, "these are not criticisms, but insults against Turkey."
Replying to a question about Turkey's assistance to Libya, Davutoglu said that the Turkish International Development and Cooperation Agency (TIKA) donated $100 million to Libyan people. "We have also given a loan of $200 million. We want the UN Security Council to unfreeze Libyan assets," he said.
"We have taken all necessary measures for Turkish investments in Libya. Former agreements will be valid after security and stability are ensured in the country," he said.
The foreign minister said that they wanted to resume Turkish Airlines (THY) flights to Benghazi soon.
Davutoglu said that the Turkish Embassy in Tripoli would be opened after the Ramadan Feast.
Referring to developments in Syria, Davutoglu said, "there is a vicious circle in Syria. Syria should put an end to this vicious circle as soon as possible." He added that Turkey was ready about any scenario.
"Any military intervention is out of question," he said.
"We did not receive any international criticism about the cross-border operation," he said, adding that the regional administration in northern Iraq should eradicate terrorism, but if they failed, Turkey had the right to interfere.