The Patriotic Party delegation led by Chairman Doğu Perinçek met with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on the second day of their visit to Syria
The Patriotic Party delegation led by Chairman Doğu Perinçek met with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on the second day of their visit to Syria.
Faisal Mekdad, the Syrian Deputy-Foreign Minister and former Permanent Envoy to the UN and Syrian Foreign Ministry top officials participated in the meeting. The regional topics were discussed in the close-door meeting of the Turkish delegation and Syrian officials. It was reported that both sides came to an agreement on the cooperation of the regional countries for combatting against ethnic, seperatist and religion-based terrorism. The members of the Turkish delegation made statements to the media after the meeting.
Chairman Perinçek's press meeting following the meting with Syrian FM attracted the attention of local and international media organs. Associated Press, Russia Today, Venezuelan state-owned television watched the meeting closely as well as Syrian and Arab Press.
Highlights of the Chairman Perinçek's speech are as follows:
"The powers beyond the ocean! Listen to us! The heart of humanity beats in Syria today. Peace in Syria is the key of peace in the World. Some powers incited a civil war in Syria. We know about the perpetrator of this war. The powers beyond the ocean and Israel are responsible for this war."
"The Syrian Republic and people of Syria resisted against these attacks like heroes. They resisted for humanity for all of us. They resisted for the oppressed people of the World. The United States was defeated in this region. They should accept this. They aimed to establish another unstable zone, another Barzani land in the northern Syria towards the Mediterranean Sea. But, they failed."
"We are calling out to the US and the European countries from here: Hands off Syria! Here Turkey is just faced with the consequences of exporting terrorism to Syria!"
"And we declare to the world from Damascus: We will not let any power to split Turkey. There is no power that can destroy our republic established under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. We hail Bashar Assad, the heroes of Syrian resistance and the people of Syria from the trenches of our republic and our homeland. We call to those who want to drag us to an eternal darkness, we will not let you enslave us in the darkness of middle age! We will not be the disciples of sheiks!"
"Today we are promising to unite 7 seas and 7 countries. Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon and Azerbaijan will get united. The Mediterranean, the Black Sea, the Red Sea, the Caspian Sea, the Arabian Sea, the Persian Gulf and the Aegean Sea will get united to live humanly. We hail the people of the region who established great civilizations in this region. We hail the people in all around the world who are starving for peace and humanity!"