32nd conference of Turkish-American Council organized
The 32nd conference of Turkish-American Council, Turkey' American Friends, Turkish-American Business Council and Foreign Economic Relations Board was held yesterday with the participation of Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan and US Vice-President Joe Biden. Speaking on the sidelines of the conference, Biden said the US was ready to help Turkey to secure a safer, more prosperous and a more democratic future, adding that Turkey is a rising power promised hope for everyone. "Today's Turkey has the chance to show that it does not need to make a choice between economic prosperity and democracy, between a system authorizing the election-winners and a system protecting the opposition," Biden said. For his part, Babacan said that it should be remembered that the process of change in Turkey was a source of inspiration for many countries in the region. "At this point, the citizens who only carry out protests without resorting to violence with illegal organizations and terrorist groups should be separated with a clear line. It is difficult to ensure a balance here, but we are making efforts towards this end and our prime minister will also see that Turkey is on the right track," Babacan added.