Ambassador Ms. Fatma Dicle Kopuz, Director General for Policy Planning Department of the Turkish MFA and former Ambassador to Georgia, on Turkey’s position in Georgia:

Turkey is situated in a volatile neighbourhood where there [are] many frozen conflicts, open disputes and potential crises. Turkey also is home to a substantial number of people from different parts of the Caucasus. The crisis in Georgia has the potential to spill-over to the region at large. From the outset of the crisis, Turkey has followed a calm approach and brought forward ideas for a realistic solution in the area. Turkey supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia and looks forward to a settlement of the current conflict.

Source: www.agendafin.com, Current issue 4 / 2008