Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is in Qatar to attend the UN Trade and Development Conference summit.

Erdoğan in Qatar
Posted 20.04.2012 12:10:48 UTC
Updated 20.04.2012 12:10:48 UTC

Erdoğan was asked about the latest situation in Syria and the content of the talk he had with the leader of the regional administration in the north of Iraq, Barzani.

He said the UN was going to send 300 observers to Syria.

He said further that they had not taken up the matter of the PKK terror organization laying down their weapons, stressing that Turkey is strongly in favour of the terror organization surrendering its weapons and if they did so, operations would stop.

The Prime Minister was asked about the allegations that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered the setting up of a centre in Turkey for the aid to the Syrian opponents accommodated in Turkey to be organized.

Erdoğan said the government had received no such offer so far and mentioned the UN plan to soon send to Syria 300 observers.

Regarding the allegations that Iraq's territorial integrity is in jeopardy, Prime Minister Erdoğan said that Iraq's partitioning would serve noone as a divided Iraq would weaken the Iraqi people as a whole, and he stressed that Turkey wanted to see an Iraq with its territorial integrity intact.

Prime Minister Erdoğan will first meet his Qatari counterpart Sheik Hamed Bin Casim Al Sani and later the Qatari Emir Sheik Hamed Bin Halife Al Sani.