Turkish FM asked Kerry to clarify bugging scandal

Turkish FM Davutoglu came together with the US Secretary of State in Brunei, discussing the US bugging spying scandal, the Palestinian peace and statehood process, and the Syrian crisis.

Turkish FM asked Kerry to clarify bugging scandal

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met with US Secretary of the State John Kerry on Tuesday within the scope of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Brunei. Davutoglu addressed the claims about the current bugging scandal in US, saying, " I asked Kerry to clarify the bugging scandal. He said they would share the information after investigations on the issue."

Davutoglu met with Kerry after his session with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and meeting went on an hour.

After the session with Kerry, Davutoglu stated that they essentially disscused the Syria and Palestine issues and the claims about the current bugging scandal.

"We principally think that such issues (bugging scandal) should not be experienced between allies as US and Turkey and European countries," said Davutoglu.

Kerry is hopeful for Palestine issue

Davutoglu emphasized that Kerry gave some comprehensive information about his latest contacts in Palestine, saying, "Within the scope of his latest talks in Palestine and Israel, he has shared with us the potential next steps and the timing for the solution."

Davutoglu said that he saw Kerry very hopeful about the Palestinian issue.

Davutoglu stressed that Kerry wanted Turkey's support to the US, adding, "Kerry stated that Turkey had an important role and would also have an important role in the peace process in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict."

"I said to Kerry that the establishment of an Independent Palestinian State was the essential condition for the real peace. We always support any kind of initiative for peace," said Davutoglu.

Hezbollah is ominous in Syria

Davutoglu stressed that they had also discussed the Syrian issue, saying, "Notably Hezbollah and the other foreign armed militia forces are fighting in Syria (with Assad administration), which is a serious and ominous case."

Davutoglu also underlined that they have discussed both stopping the attacks on the city of Homs and the prior steps before Geneva conference.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Temmuz 2013, 12:30