Turkish President "Hopes for Soonest Establishment of Peace and Stability in South Caucasus"
13.07.2006 17:02 GMT+04:00
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ "Turkey is bound with Caucasian peoples with deep
historical roots, and I wholeheartedly hope that peace, stability
and prosperity will soon become South Caucasus symbols. I believe
the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline as a model of cooperation
between Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia will be a pledge for prosperity
of the entire region," Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer stated
at the opening ceremony of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline at Ceyhan
Terminal after Heydar Aliyev July 13.
In his words, Turkey is in the center of "the energy map of the
world". "Official Ankara works for using all advantages of the
geostrategic position," Sezer said. "After the BTC oil pipeline
Samsun-Ceyhan oil pipeline and Baku-Tbilisi-Erzerum gas pipelines are
planned to be put into operation. Special attention will be paid to
implementation of East-West energy corridor, specifically putting into
operation NABUCCO gas pipeline. All this will finally contribute to
economic development of the region, as well as strengthening stability
and peace," Sezer said.