Foreign Ministry: Erdogan and Davutoglu Provocative Statements Aim at complicating Situation in Syria, Straining Bilateral Relations
Writer/Source: Sana (28/4/2012)
The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry on Saturday stressed that Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and his Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, are still announcing provocative statements that aim at complicating the situation in Syria, systematically straining the bilateral relations and, at the same time, contradict with the plan of the UN envoy to Syria Kofi Annan.
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The Ministry said in a statement issued by its official Spokesperson that "Syria didn't threaten at any time the Turkish borders because we consider them as borders of friendship and good-neighborly, expressing Syria's concern that Erdogan threatens to bring the NATO to protect his borders with Syria.
The statement underscored that protecting the joint borders doesn't require more than genuine commitment to Annan's plan and adherence to the good-neighborly policy which Erdogan has abandoned through his aggravation policy and hosting the armed groups which don't believe in the political process.
The Ministry added "On the Humanitarian level, we call on the Syrians who were damaged by the violence acts and are existed on the Turkish territories to return to their homeland with all the necessary guarantees as the reconstruction works are underway in order to rehabilitate their areas, calling on Erdogan to exert good efforts to bring them back instead of trading with the number of affected Syrians, and we are ready to cooperate with the Turkish Red Cross to achieve this goal".
The statement concluded by saying "Syria will remain committed to maintain best relations with the friendly people of Turkey and its doors are opened to the Turkish people who believe in good neighbor relations and joint history that connects the two friendly peoples as the geographical and historical ties are stronger than personal grudges
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