Çavuşoğlu: 60 percent of the world’s crises occur in our vicinity

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Saturday that about 60 percent of wars and crises around the world are located in Turkey’s vicinity.

This came during his participation in an iftar banquet hosted by the ruling Justice and Development Party in Sakarya, northwestern Turkey.

Çavuşoğlu added that these wars and crises made it imperative for Turkey to pursue a humanitarian and proactive foreign policy.

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He pointed out that crises bring with them opportunities that must be seized to achieve the interests of the Turkish people and the region.

He stressed that Turkey is no longer only a regional power, but has become an important player at the international level.

The minister touched on the successful Turkish mediation in the Russian-Ukrainian war and the Istanbul agreement to transport grain across the Black Sea, stressing that it is a matter of trust, stability and respect.