Sunday, 30 September 2012

Ankara has been supporting Skopje in the dispute over Macedonia’s constitutional name, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says in an interview with Albania’s ‘Shenja’ magazine.Turkey’s stand on the name dispute is rather clear, Davutoglu says.”Turkey has been the first country to recognize the Republic of Macedonia’s constitutional name and its national identity. It sees Macedonia as a close friend, partner and credible collaborator in the Balkans. In this respect, Turkey has been the first country to open its embassy in Skopje. The right of the Republic of Macedonia to determine its constitutional name should be respected,” Davutoglu says.He reminds of the International Court of Justice’s ruling of last December, which says that by vetoing Macedonia’s accession to NATO at 2008 NATO Summit in Bucharest, Greece breached the Article 11 of the Interim Accord, signed by the two countries on September 13 of 1995.”From the aspect of this ruling, we wish for the efforts of Macedonia – a democratic, multiethnic and multicultural state that

via MINA Breaking News.