Turkey's FM says can use cabinet model with other neighbors

FM Davutoglu said that Turkey's doors were open for everyone.

Turkey's FM says can use cabinet model with other neighbors

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Turkey's doors were open for everyone.

Davutoglu said after the first ministerial meeting of Turkey-Syria High Level Strategic Cooperation Council, "we attach great importance to the fact that countries should achieve the necessary ground to be able to resolve their problems on their own. Problems should be resolved by improving bilateral relations between countries. We ended visa restrictions with Syria since the most important thing is to create a concrete ground. Our relations with Syria have turned into a cooperation mechanism."

Earlier, Davutoglu said that "common destiny, common history and common future" are common slogans of Turkey and Syria.

Davutoglu, state ministers Hayati Yazici and Cevdet Yilmaz, National Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul, Interior Minister Besir Atalay, Health Minister Recep Akdag, Transportation Minister Binali Yildirim, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Minister Mehdi Eker, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz and Environment and Forestry Minister Veysel Eroglu participated in the meeting.

"A similar mechanism can be established with Iraq and Egypt. We also have good relations with Lebanon, Iran and Saudi Arabia. We need to turn bilateral relations into tripartite mechanisms sometimes. Turkey's doors are open for everyone. We will set up relations with all countries which want to establish ties not only with us, but the whole region. Armenia is one of them," he said.

Davutoglu said that Turkey would maintain its cooperation with the neighboring countries to ensure permanent peace in its region and to take powerful economic steps.


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