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15 June 2012 14:03

Turkey makes active contributions to international efforts in counter-terrorism, says Turkish parliament speaker


Turkey's Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek on Friday said that Turkey made active contributions to international efforts in counter-terrorism.

We expect all our friends and neighbors to assume a clear stance against the terrorist organization PKK, Cicek stressed.
Our expectation in this direction must be fulfilled as a requirement of international laws, Cicek said.
Speaking at the Third General Assembly meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Turkic Speaking Countries (TURKPA) in Bishkek, Cicek said that parliamentarians began having closer relations thanks to the activities of TURKPA.
Ties that bring together peoples present immense opportunities for countries, Cicek stated.
We would have wished that our Turkmen and Uzbek brothers and sisters were included in this institutionalization process and contributed to our happiness. I would like to reiterate that we want to see Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in our group of brotherly countries, Cicek stressed.
Touching on the issue of terror, Cicek said that terror could be solved through international cooperation.
On Karabakh, Cicek said that this issue could not be solved due to Armenia's stance.
The issue of Karabakh is one of the most important foreign policy issues of the region, Cicek remarked.
On Syria, Cemil Cicek stated that the Syrian regime was a threat to the whole region.
Touching on the Cyprus issue, Cicek said that the unfair isolation of the Turkish Cypriots should be ended soon.
During the Bishkek meeting, TURKPA's term presidency was handed over to Kyrgyzstan from Kazakhstan.