( Cihan ) - Turkish foreign Minster Abdullah Gul evaluated the current situation on Turkish political scene fort he British Times daily.
Asked whether Justice and Development Party (AKP) had a hidden agenda, Gul said that it was not possible and that if there was one then AKP would not try to make Turkey and EU member.
Evaluating the presidential elections and all the turmoil regarding the issue, Gul said that the military was not trying to prevent him from becoming a president but merely politicians.
"The army cannot hate me as a person, but there are some militant minded civilians" said Gul and continued, "government and Foreign Ministry in particular are working shoulder to shoulder with the army and there have been some obstacles lately but democracy is still functioning."
Commenting on Ataturk's opinion on conservative political parties, Gul said that their aim was to bring Turkey to the level of modern civilizations and this aim is the same with Ataturk's goal on economical prosperity, modernization and freedom.
Asked if Ataturk would vote for AKP on July's elections if he were alive, Gul said that he believed that honest followers of Ataturk supported AKP as well.
A long time debate on the headscarf of Gul's wife Hayrunnisa, was tackled at the interview as well and Gul said that Ataturk would not mind his wife's headscarf as Ataturk's wife wore one as well.