Davutoglu: "Turkey remains committed to Syria-Israel peace"
Turkey will continue to do everything in its power for a lasting peace between Israel and Syria, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said yesterday. He said Turkey doesn’t want violence or a blockade in its region. "We will try to do everything we can for a permanent peace between Israel and Syria," he said during a dinner hosted at Istanbul's Ciragan Palace on the occasion of the World Leaders Symposium. Davutoglu said Turkey supported political dialogue, mutual economic dependence, multiculturalism, co-existence and security in the region. Referring to protocols signed with Armenia, Davutoglu said they would be implemented within the framework of a comprehensive peace in the Caucasus, which also included an Azerbaijan-Armenia peace. Davutoglu also touched on Iran in his speech, saying Turkey and the US were of the same opinion regarding the Islamic republic. "We do not want any countries to possess nuclear weapons in our region, and we want a solution for Iran's nuclear problem through diplomacy," he said. The foreign minister underlined the importance of Turkish-US cooperation in the global and regional senses, and said working together could create a perfect synergy. Turkey's relations with the United States will contribute to world peace, and nobody should have concerns about US-Turkish relations, Davutoglu said.