Tuesday, August 15, 2006

FM Gul expected to visit Middle East in coming days

Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul is expected to have contacts in Lebanon and Israel in the upcoming days to discuss the possible deployment of Turkish peacekeeping forces in south Lebanon.

The latest developments in the Middle East were evaluated at Monday's meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) top executive body chaired by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

PM Erdogan stated that Turkey would await a UN decision on the issue. However, he added that the Turkish government would support the deployment of international forces in the region if there was a pro-peace resolution.

"Turkey will arrive in the region to help with the distribution of humanitarian aid, not to be entangled in a conflict environment," remarked Erdogan.

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