Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen: “Turkey is very important for us, because it is a super power in foreign policy”
April 19, 2012
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan welcomed Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen at Prime Ministry with an official ceremony amid storm and cloud of dust yesterday. At the ceremony held at Central Building of Prime Ministry, Jyrki Katainen saluted the escort of honor following the playing of national anthems of the two countries. Two prime ministers later made both private and inter-delegation meetings.
During the press conference held afterwards, two leaders answered the questions. While Katainen gave information about the economy of his country, Erdoğan touched on the issue of Syria, saying, “I would like to express that we support Annan’s plan. But the regime continues to shed blood and kill. The statement that the tanks were withdrawn is partially true, but these tanks don’t go back to the barracks. The inspections made by observers from the UN Security Council are greatly important. We wish these killings ended.”
For his part, Katainen referred to relations between the EU and Turkey, saying, “The future of the EU and Turkey will meet in common ground.” Katainen who praised both Turkey and Erdoğan also emphasized that Turkey has become a super power in terms of foreign policy. “Turkey is very important for us, because it is a super power in foreign policy. The position of Turkey is very significant for the entire world. You have many important and influential diplomatic structures and figures. You have modernized your country in a very short time.” Katainen said.
I quote again this:
Katainen who praised both Turkey and Erdoğan also emphasized that Turkey has become a super power in terms of foreign policy.
Ahmet Davutoğlu is in fact the Batman of foreign policy on the globe.
The Turkish Minister for foreign affairs does an outstanding job for peace, and works very hard night and day.
Hence he disturbs the evil powers that aim at exploding the Middle East for instance.