TURKISH FOREIGN MINISTER DAVUTOGLU TALKS TO HIS CHINESE COUNTERPART ON THE PHONE
ANKARA (A.A) - 12.07.2009 - Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu talked to Chinese Foreign Minister Jiechi Yang on the phone regarding the recent incidents in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.
Davutoglu clearly conveyed Turkey's sensitivities and expectations on the matter and expressed the reaction to the incidents in the public.
Davutoglu said Uighur people was a bridge of friendship in Chinese-Turkish relations, and underlined that Turkey considered this matter from human rights point of view.
Davutoglu said Turkey was not intended to interfere with the domestic affairs of China and respected territorial integrity of this country, stressing that China would be strengthened in case the investigation into the incidents is concluded urgently and transparently.
Turkish foreign minister also welcomed an invitation by China for the Turkish journalists to visit the places where the incidents occurred.
Chinese foreign minister Yang said Turkish-Chinese relations were strategic, and noted China attached a high importance to relations with Turkey.
Chinese minister said tranquility could be restored in the region and underlined that the perpetrators would be brought into court without any ethnical discrimination. Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.