President expects Kazakhstan support for Turkish Cyprus

Turkish President Abdullah Gul addressed Kazakh lawmakers on Wednesday.

President expects Kazakhstan support for Turkish Cyprus

Turkish President Abdullah Gul addressed Kazakh lawmakers on Wednesday.

Gul said that Eurasian geography, which also hosted Turkish world, was preserving its strategic importance today as it did in the past too.

He added that the importance of Eurasia grew today thanks to its rich resources.

Gul said that the location and power of Turkey and Kazakhstan were offering great cooperation opportunities in a region where world's biggest producers and markets took place.

Gul noted that Turkey and Kazakhstan would undertake important responsibilities to develop a new transportation, communication and energy corridor which would contribute to economic improvement of regional countries, and bring Asia and Europe closer to each other.

He said that when Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line --which would connect Far East with European markets in a fast and secure way-- was completed, Turkey and Kazakhstan would have taken an important step to revive historical Silk Road.

Noting that Kazakhstan supported Turkey's targets in energy transportation sector, Gul said that Kazakh oil reached world markets through Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline. He added that Samsun-Ceyhan pipeline would carry energy cooperation between Turkey and Kazakhstan into a new dimension.

Gul said that the active stance of Kazakhstan in friends group of Alliance of Civilizations under UN roof was very important.

Gul also said that Turkey extended full support to constructive efforts of Turkish Cypriots during Cyprus talks, and added that Turkey expected Kazakhstan to support rights of Turkish Cypriots who were an inseparable part of Turkish world.

Gul added that Cyprus issue was a national cause for Turkey.

Before addressing Kazakh Parliament, Gul held meetings with Kazakhstan's Senate Speaker Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev and Parliament Speaker Ural Muhamedjanov.


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