Monday, January 29, 2007

Darfur Heroics: Turkish PM Erdoğan calls for wider effort for Darfur

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called for wider efforts to stop the ongoing violence in Darfur at the African Union summit in Ethiopia on Monday. Erdoğan said it was urgent to stop the tragedy in Darfur as he voiced his sadness about the picture he saw in the region. The Turkish prime minister noted that the signing of Darfur Peace Agreement was a first step for the settlement of crisis in the region. Erdoğan said the efforts of the African Union were promising but more efforts were needed for maintenance of peace in the region. “Unilateral acts should be avoided in the region,” warned Erdoğan stressing that international efforts approved by all the parties would contribute to the peace process.

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