PM: Turkey's policy is not interest-oriented, but value-oriented
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that Turkey did not adopt a policy that defended a particular person or institution in Egypt but a policy that protected universal values and principles, and added, "Turkey's policy is not interest-oriented, but value-oriented."
Speaking in Justice and Development (AK) Party's 6th Traditional Iftar Dinner for Ambassadors, Erdogan said that Turkey was a friend of all the countries across the world, and added they did not have any desire in the region rather than peace, tranquility, prosperity, and solidarity, Anadolu Agency reported.
He said, "Turkey does not adopt a policy that defends a particular person or institution in Egypt but a policy that protects universal values and principles. Turkey's policy is not interest-oriented but value-oriented."
Erdogan, reminding that Turkey was not against the regime in Syria because of sectarian reasons, said "This regime persecuted people of all walks of life. 100,000 people have been killed in Syria so far. The regime still continues to kill. May not I call this regime as killer? You have to reach out these people all the time."
Urging Russia, China, and Iran to support the negotiation process in Syria, Erdogan said "These countries have great responsibilities to solve this crisis. Otherwise, I believe that there won't be forgiveness throughout history for killing 100,000 people or millions of people living outside their country."