Foreign policy even more ‘troubled’ than Cold War
ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
Faruk Loğoğlu is the deputy chair of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP). AA photoTurkey’s foreign policy is currently even more troubled than it was during the Cold War days, Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deputy Chair Faruk Loğoğlu has said.
Loğoğlu, speaking at a press conference in Parliament, argued that the government was informing neither Parliament nor the public on important issues, and was even “misinforming” them on the same subjects. In regards to Turkish foreign policy, the year 2012 was “an exact wreckage” and “Turkey is being pushed into loneliness and losing prestige.”
“Even during the Cold War, Turkey hasn’t had a troubled foreign policy to this extent,” Loğoğlu said, noting that Turkey has been facing risks. Protection of secular democracy should be the number one priority for Turkey in 2013, Loğoğlu said. “Democracy in the understanding of a prime minister who sees separation of powers as an obstacle is very flawed.” Loğoğlu said his party would continue exerting efforts for regional peace and stability, particularly in regards to Syria.