Davutoğlu briefs Parliament Commission on Syria issue

Davutoğlu briefs Parliament Commission on Syria issue

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Davutoğlu briefs Parliament Commission on Syria issue

Davutoğlu (C) meets with members of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Commission.

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu met with members of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Commission yesterday in order to discuss Turkey’s current foreign policy issues. 

The main opposition raised criticisms over Turkey’s policy including that concerning the Syrian crisis, one of the participants said.

“We oppose the Syrian regime using violence against its people. However, there should not be a direct intervention,” Osman Korutürk, deputy from the Republican People’s Party (CHP), told Hürriyet Daily News yesterday. “We also stressed the need to be careful on international legitimacy.” 

Providing national reconciliation was important for the success of foreign policy, the minister told reporters at the meeting.

“Sure, there will be diffident opinions. They will be expressed in different ways. What is important is to share perspectives,” Davutoğlu said. 

The international system had been facing important changes, therefore these days were critical, the minister said. 

“We got into an enormous process of change in which great opportunities are coming along with great challenges when considering both economic crises and political crises nearby Turkey,” the minister said.

Turkey, syria