Turkey to observe balance of national, regional interests: deputy FM
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 16
By Ali Mustafayev - Trend:
Considering the present situation in the world, in particular, in the countries of the Middle East, it is necessary to take into account not only own national interests, but also the interests of the region as a whole, and Turkey intends to adhere to this balance, Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmet Yildiz said March 16.
He was speaking in Baku during discussions on peace and security in the Middle East at the 6th Global Baku Forum.
“The wars that broke out in Iraq and Syria are mainly consequences of the obsession of many countries in the region only with their own interests, and one shouldn’t let this happen in the future,” Yildiz noted.
When a post-conflict situation is achieved in Syria, Turkey intends to observe balance and be responsible for the interests of the whole region, he added.
Otherwise, Syria will turn into a playground for criminal organizations and forces that want further incitement of conflicts and wars, Yildiz said.
He noted that Turkey aims to avoid the repetition of the situation in Iraq and Syria.
“States must open their borders for refugees from the countries in conflict,” Yildiz said.