Jordanian prime Minister welcomes Turkey's regional role
Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour defined Turkey as its big brother, saying that they are very pleased that Turkey has come back to the Middle East where it belongs. Speaking to a group of Turkish journalists in Amman prior to the scheduled visit of the Jordanian King to Turkey, Ensour said, "We, as Jordanians, welcome the role of new Turkey. We do not consider Turkey as a foreign power trying to find a place in the region." Ensour underlined that Turkey's relations with the EU did not contradict with its interest in the Middle East and Turkey formulated its regional policies with a very wise strategic outlook. Stressing that Jordan has always had friendly relations with Turkey, Ensour added, "Being a small nation, we need your presence more than anybody in this region." Ensour also noted that being a secular, modern, democratic and Muslim country with a strong economy, Turkey set a great example for the Islamic world, adding that the initiatives aimed at solving the Kurdish issue and launching of the TV channel TRT Ses broadcasting in Kurdish showed the openness of Turkish leadership in the Kurdish issue.