Abdullah Gul Quotes

Abdullah Gül, /?u?l/ (Turkish pronunciation: [abdu????h ??yl]; born 29 October 1949) is a Turkish politician who served as the 11th President of Turkey, in office from 2007 to 2014. He previously served for four months as Prime Minister from 2002 to 2003, and concurrently served as both Deputy Prime Minister and as Foreign Minister between 2003 and 2007. He is currently a member of the Advisory Panel for the President of the Islamic Development Bank

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“An act of prejudice against us”

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“There is an act of prejudice against us, and there needs to be great efforts to correct this. Clear sentences and words should be put into the draft to remove uncertainty,”

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“There will be no change in our position today until there is a lasting settlement on Cyprus,”

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“Our friendly relationship of mutual understanding with the United States will go on, ... One should not limit it to a motion.”

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“Everyone knows there's no point in going to Luxembourg without seeing this document.”

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“If the European Union decides not to keep its word, if its own leaders decide to forget their signatures beneath the decisions they've made before the ink has even dried ... if they decide to ignore all this and impose new conditions that Turkey will never accept ... then of course in that case this kind of partnership can never be.”

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“Turkey cannot move forward with such bans,”

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“We have reached a historic point,”

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“The goal of my visit was to help ensure the decision of the UN Security Council is applied quickly and completely,”

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“We want to start negotiations, and we are working for this but within the framework of the realities,”

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“a terror attack which has international links.”

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“We reached agreement; I am going to Luxembourg,”

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“[Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul warned he would not show up in Luxembourg if the mandate was watered down.] We are not striving to begin negotiations no matter what, at any cost, ... If the problems aren't solved, then the negotiations won't begin.”

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“I trust the EU will overcome the skepticism which now exists within the Union (towards Turkey), ... We expect that those concerns of ours will be handled to mutual satisfaction.”

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“Turkey will not enter a war. The Turkish Armed Forces will not enter combat,”

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