Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu held Monday a telephone conversation with Secretary General of Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland, they both condemned the coup administrations' bloody intervention to the civilians in Egypt.
Stressing the importance to return to democracy as soon as possible in the country, steps to be taken in this direction were high on the agenda, diplomatic sources said.
Davutoglu and Jagland also handled the Council's attempts to support the democratization movements in 2011, when Turkey was president of the council of Europe as the Arab Spring was beginning. In this sense, attempts in the region since 2011 and especially new dynamics and obstacles were evaluated.
Having underlined that the democracy transformation was revealed in line with people's demands and could not be refused, Davutoglu and Jagland stated that the need of support of international societies and all related foundations was important.
Davutoglu stressed the special role of Council of Europe within that framework and stated it was a must to continue decisively the contacts and attempts, kicked off in 2011. He added the council should be on within this critical period of democratization efforts.
On the other hand, Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati called Davutoglu on telephone, regarding the kidnapped Turkish Airlines' (THY) Turkish pilots in Beirut.
Mikati gave information on the investigation and stated they do their best for the release of them as soon as possible.
Unidentified gunmen abducted on August 9 Turkish pilot Murat Akpinar and his assistant Murat Agca, both working for Turkish Airlines, in Lebanon's capital Beirut.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Ağustos 2013, 11:33