Turkish FM: Turkey needs new and more powerful foreign policy
05.01.2010 15:11 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said
his country needed a new and a more powerful foreign policy, adding
that the Turkish foreign policy had a great historical experience
which could be compared only to five or six other countries. "A new
world is emerging and along with it new requirements are being born.
And we need to develop a systematic and a strategic vision which would
meet those requirements," Ahmet Davutoglu told a Turkish ambassadors'
conference which started on Monday in the Turkish capital Ankara.

Davutoglu said Turkey's diplomacy should get prepared for "a country
which has become a member of the European Union in 2023, which ranked
among the top ten economies in the world, and most importantly, a
country which made its unique national contribution to the global
culture."
The Turkish foreign minister said Turkey had focused on its EU
membership process, adding that the country would give no concessions
in the integration with the EU in every field. Davutoglu said Turkey
would open 26 more missions abroad in 2010 which he said would boost
the country's active diplomacy in helping settle global crises.

Davutoglu said the world needed a new international body with a new
perspective and philosophy which would meet a requirement of a reform
in international politics.

"And just at the center of that requirement stand Turkey's important
geography and history," he said.

Brazilian, German and Japanese foreign ministers, as well as Turkish
Cypriot President Mehmet Ali Talat are set to participate in the
week-long conference, reported Anatolian News agency.