Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Wednesday that Turkey extended a great support to reconstruction of Somalia with its public institutions and people, a great example to the international community.
World reflected their conscience on Palestine
Gul said regarding Palestine's gaining the non-member observer state status in the UN that, "This is actually the reflection of the world's conscience. I hope those who voted 'no' will take a lesson out of this."
Replying to a question on Israel's announcement of establishing new settlements, Gul said, "Establishing illegal settlements, in other words building houses in someone else's property is blocking the peace process. Many European countries have also warned Israel. I hope Israel won't do this as it would have serious consequences that will definitely take place against themselves."
Gul said that he did not want to make any comment regarding the lifting of the political immunities of nine Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) MPs and one independent MP Aysel Tugluk and added, "Many issues beyond our intentions are raised. People try to take out different meanings from our words and I am disturbed by this."
Gul also answered the question of whether Syria had the risk of becoming Somali if no measures are taken and said, "When comparing countries let's not forget each are unique in their own way. Somali is composed of people from the same race, religion and sect and they speak the same language. The problem of Syria is their regime living in the past."