Davutoglu: Turkey's interest in regional problems is a necessity
Europe is no longer the world's economic and politic power center, said Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu yesterday. Speaking at a conference in Egypt, Davutoglu added that new world powers have emerged. Stating that Turkey cannot be indifferent in the face of regional developments, he said that Turkey's interest in the problems of the regions surrounding it is a necessity. Davutoglu also spoke about Turkish foreign policy principles such as democracy, good neighborly relations, and high-level security and peace diplomacy, saying, "Turkey wants to continue relations with its neighbors with zero problems and maximum security." Stating that Turkey has roots in Europe, the Balkans, the East, the Middle East, the Caucasus and the Black Sea regions, he added that it could also help solve problems in these regions. Afterwards, Davutoglu also met with Egyptian Intelligence Service head Omar Suleiman. The two discussed the latest developments in the Middle East and the Palestinian-Israeli issue. Davutoglu is set to visit Stockholm, Switzerland today to attend a meeting of his European Union counterparts.