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Turkey's National Security Council (MGK) met under the chairmanship of President Abdullah Gül to discuss the latest developments on Turkey and its region.

The MGK said Turkey was maintaining all its international rights in regard to the crisis with Syria, which shot down a Turkish jet on June 22, touching off a crisis in Ankara.

The council also said Ankara supported a transition to democracy in Syria.

The body also said terrorist activities would not succeed in sabotaging Turkey's goodwill and the search for a solution to the Kurdish issue.

Turkey and Turkish Cyprus also reserve all their rights in the search for natural resources in their region, the MGK said.


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The Lion

6/29/2012 11:37:14 PM

JRC, there's already democracy in Turkiye. What press freedom is there in the US? Everything there is corporate media that makes sure any journalists critical of Republican ideology have no job. That is what Turkiye needs to do. Unfortunately, in Turkiye we allow dangerous idealogues that would not have such power in the US head media outlets where the heads of media outlets are nationalist billionaires who cater to right-wing corporatist interests.


6/29/2012 11:20:10 AM

I don;t suppose the MGK will support a transition to democracy in Turkey as well, will it? Perhaps it can start by reviewing laws against insulting public officials and make it possible for the press to have the same freedoms as in democratic countries. A democracy is not made by just giving people a vote, it's made when they are also allowed to express their views without fear.

Cagan cagan90

6/28/2012 8:54:36 PM

My beautiful country I am proud of you.
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