Turkey to Iran: You must show that you are acting transparently

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compiled by Cem Ertür
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Dandelion Salad
23 April 2010

“France’s rotating [UN Security Council] presidency in June will be [a] decisive [phase for sanctions on Iran]. There is a period of one to two months. We told [the authorities in Iran]:

‘In this period, you can avoid sanctions by taking steps to show that you are acting transparently. There are certain steps that you can take in order to establish an atmosphere of confidence.’ […]

We are ready to take any steps to resolve this issue through diplomatic means, but you should desire this as well. Iran must show that it is acting transparently and should take steps which support its stance of not seeking nuclear weapons.”

[Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, commenting on his visit to Iran, 20 April 2010]  [1]



[1]  Haziran’a kadar iyi niyet gosterin (Show some goodwill until June)

by Serkan Demirtas, Hurriyet, 22 April 2010


[excerpts translated by Cem Ertür]


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