Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu stated that he had a very constructive telephone conversation with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. “Turkey and France if they are sincere, ready to normalize relations with France,” he said.
Çavuşoğlu held a joint press conference yesterday after bilateral and inter-delegation meetings with Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, and evaluated the tension with the European Union (EU) and especially France due to the Eastern Mediterranean.
“Turkey is not categorically against France, but France categorically against Turkey,” said Cavusoglu, well ahead of France’s eastern Mediterranean origin stated that discussions take a stance against Turkey’s fight against terrorism.
“France, Turkey, Syria, the PKK terrorist organization against the conduct in which the Peace Fountain of Operation as an attitude against Turkey since” noted the opinion Cavusoglu, “Peace Fountain of Operation, France or France ‘ the realization that the region where the borders of Turkey and he made against the terrorist organization, “he stressed. Turkey, PYD / YPG the embodiment describes as an extension of the PKK in Syria.
with France after tensions in recent years between Turkey and France, Foreign Minister Jean-also said Yves Le Drian with exceptionally constructive performs a telephone conversation Cavusoglu, said they decided on a road map for the normalization of relations between two countries. Cavusoglu, “We do not want Turkey as we never get our bad relations with any country. Thus, if sincere about Turkey and France, are ready to normalize relations with France, “he said.
The equal sharing of Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean requested the support underlines Cavusoglu, “Now there is another possibility for dialogue ahead of us. Turkey, could be held in a multilateral conference on the subject recommend the Eastern Mediterranean. Here, we shared our ideas and suggestions with Josep Borrell (EU High Representative for Foreign Relations and Security Policy) and suggested that not only the Eastern Mediterranean, but all countries on the Mediterranean should participate in this conference. Of course, also including countries working here. Now we are working with the EU on this issue. In fact, the main purpose of this conference is to finally reach an agreement where all parties can get a common share ”.
‘Waste of time negotiating for the Federation’
Emphasizing that while negotiations on Cyprus have been continuing for 52 years, the Greek side responded “no” to all plans, Çavuşoğlu said, “The two-state solution is not just our opinion. Actually, this was first suggested by Anastasiadis (leader of the Greek Cypriot Administration). At this stage, we have to understand that. We need to be able to determine what to negotiate. So I suggested an informal meeting in 5 plus United Nations format. We will see if there is enough basis for negotiation here. Turkey ready. Turkish Cypriots are also ready for these negotiations, but we need to be realistic. Negotiating for the Federation would be a waste of time. If we continue the negotiations for the federation for another 52 years, I am sure that we will not find a solution in any way ”.
“We were really worried”
Regarding US President Donald Trump’s supporters’ invasion of the US Congress to prevent the meeting to register Joe Biden’s election, Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu said, “We were really worried. The incident that took place in Washington yesterday is the first time in the US, and common sense has ultimately prevailed. What happened yesterday was a worry not only for us, but for Europe and the world as a whole. Finally, common sense prevailed and we are glad that this case was resolved ”.