Turkish minister meets foreign media representatives

Celik said that Turkey wishes to have an active role in facilitating regional as well as global peace

Turkish minister meets foreign media representatives

Turkish State Minister Faruk Celik said Friday that Turkey, as a country getting more democratized in tranquility and peace, wished to have an active role in facilitating regional as well as global peace.

Faruk Celik met with foreign media representatives working in Turkey at Istanbul's Dolmabahce Palace.

Speaking at the meeting, Celik said that Turkey became a center of attraction with its performance in the past eight years.

While continuing negotiations on the way to European Union (EU) membership, we have made deep structural reforms in Turkey, Celik said.

We have made important reforms in diverse fields, including the social security area, health services and removing the death penalty, Celik said.
We have made Constitutional reforms and implemented a "zero-problem" policy with our neighbors, Celik said.

Political stability, an atmosphere of confidence and investments made in democracy have helped Turkey survive the global financial crisis, Celik underlined.

Turkey has entered a phase of active diplomacy from passive diplomacy in order to facilitate the establishment of peace and stability in the region, Celik said.

We believe that Turkey, as Europe's sixth biggest economy and the world's seventeenth biggest economy, can play important roles in its region and the globe, Celik also said.

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