Turkey to advance Israel-Syria peace

19:46, September 15, 2010      

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Turkey would continue to do everything in its power for a lasting peace between Israel and Syria.

The statement was made by Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu during a dinner hosted at Istanbul's Ciragan Palace on occasion of the World Leaders Symposium here on Tuesday.

The semi-official Anatolia news agency quoted the minister as saying that Turkey did not want violence and blockade in its vicinity, who added "We will try to do everything we can for a permanent peace between Israel and Syria."

Davutoglu said Turkey supported political dialogue, mutual economic dependence, multi-culturalism, co-existence and security in the region.

The statement suggests that Turkey will continue to do mediation between Israel and Syria.

Syrian President Bashar Assad told France's Middle East envoy Jean-Claude Cousseran last week that Turkey must play an essential role in any peace talks between Syria and Israel and Syria is committed to achieving a "just and comprehensive peace" based on international resolutions.

Syria has in the past said it would only continue resume indirect peace talks with Israel, under Turkish mediation, from the point where they left off before Israel launched a three-week offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip in December 2008.

Referring to protocols signed with Armenia, Davutoglu said they would be implemented within the framework of a comprehensive peace in the Caucasus which also included Azerbaijan-Armenia peace.

Davutoglu also talked about Iranian issue, saying that Turkey and the United States were of the same opinion regarding Iran. "We do not want any country to own nuclear weapons in our region, and we want a solution of Iran's nuclear problem through diplomacy."

The minister underlined the importance of Turkish-U.S. cooperation in global and regional sense, and said it would create a perfect synergy.

Turkey's relations with the United States would contribute to world peace, and nobody should have concerns about U.S.-Turkish relations, he said.

Source: Xinhua

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