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Turkey is a key player for achieving world peace: Turkish FM

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by January 16, 2018 General

Vancouver (UNA-OIC) – Turkey is a key player for achieving world peace and tolerance, the country’s foreign minister said on Monday at the inauguration of the Turkish Consulate General in Vancouver, Canada.

“Turkey will continue to play a significant role for peace and prosperity around the world,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

Cavusoglu is currently in Canada to attend the Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula, which will demonstrate solidarity against the nuclear and missile threat from North Korea, according to Turkish media reports.

Referring to the regional crisis in the Middle East, Cavusoglu said Turkey had been doing its best to help preserve the territorial integrity of Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Libya.

Among the countries attending the meeting are Australia, Belgium, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

Regarding bilateral relations between Canada and Turkey, Cavusoglu said the two countries were “good allies.”

Pointing to the presence of the Gulenist Terror Group (FETO) in Canada, the minister called on Turkish citizens in the country to inform local authorities about the nature of the terrorist group.

FETO and its U.S. based leader Fethullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup on July 15, 2016, which left 250 people killed and nearly 2,200 injured.

FETO has been accused of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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