Gül: I am going to deliver the message 'we are by your side'
Mar 03, 2011 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Mar 03, 2011 12:00 am
Prior to President Abdullah Gül’s departure for a one day trip to Egypt, he told Gaddafi to “see the truth” while also delivering a message to the world. "The Middle Eastern public also deserves to have the most comprehensive democratic and legal standards of rights.”
During a joint press conference with visiting Montenegro President Filip Vuyanoviç, Gül stated that Turkey will stand by the regional public.
Gül, who will be paying the first high-level visit to Egypt following English Prime Minister David Cameron, expressed that he can share their transition experience and delivered a message to Gaddafi; "Libya had to see the reality of the new world at some point. The public is experiencing a period of leadership by the youth. Our wholehearted desire is this; for there to be no blood during this period of transformation, for there to be no bloodshed amongst brothers and for there to be no sign of a civil war.
In the end, these nations will embrace democratic regimes where the law is superior. Turkey will put forth excessive measures to ensure that this period is realized without any bloodshed." As to allegations that Turkish forces have been called on to provide security in Libya, President Gül states; "The Turkish Armed Forces and the security of Turkish citizens felt in the region is a source of pride for all of us." THE LEADING YOUTH Stating that he knew the Commander-in-chief the Council of War of Armed Forces Tantavi from before and that they have been in communication, Gül went on to state, "It's the youth, the public and not the leaders that are now leading. On this short trip to Egypt, I will not only share our solidarity with the Egyptian public, but I will also express our desire for the Egyptian state to get through this period with strength. They are undergoing a period of transition. We will share both of our experiences. I am making this trip to show that Turkey is by their side during this time of change."