ANKARA, Turkey - Ahmet Davutoglu was speaking in Kuwait Monday hours before German President Christian Wulff begins a five-day visit to Turkey.
Wulff sparked a debate in Germany by saying "Islam now also belongs to Germany" in a speech marking 20 years of country's reunification.
Davutoglu said Wulff's comments should pave the way for co-operation between Muslims and Christians in Germany. His comments were carried by the state-run Anatolia news agency.
Germany has long been home to a large Turkish community and their integration is expected to loom large during talks.
Wulff will become the first German president to address Turkey's parliament on Tuesday.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS