Gul Met With Egyptian Youth In İstanbul , 04.06.2011
Gul met with Egyptian youth in İstanbul
"Executives of Muslim Arab
countries should perceive the world well, and see that there is no place for
authoritarian regimes in the Islam world," Gul said.
Turkey's president said on Saturday that executives of
Muslim Arab countries should see that there was no place for authoritarian
regimes in the Islam world.
President Abdullah Gul said protests continued in some Muslim and Arab
countries, and the executives of those countries should be realistic.
"Executives of Muslim Arab countries should perceive the world well,
and see that there is no place for authoritarian regimes in the Islam
world," Gul said during his meeting in Istanbul with young leaders of
protests at Egypt's Tahrir Square who caused resignation of President Hosni
Egypt, the most populous country in the Arab world, erupted in mass protests
in January 2011, as the revolution in Tunisia seemed to inflame decades of
smoldering grievances against the rule of President Hosni Mubarak. After 18
days of angry protests, Mubarak resigned and turned over all power to the
military on February 11, ending his 30 years of rule.
President Gul said Turkey was closely monitoring developments in Egypt, and
Turkish-Syrian relations would continue to be strong and the two countries
would always benefit from each other's experiences.
"There will be a multi-party system in Egypt from now on, and whoever
the nation wants, will rule the country," Gul said.
Gul said all nations had overcome their fears, and had been struggling in
order to be ruled by robust and respected administrations.
President Gul also said administrators in Muslim Arab countries should
perceive demands of their people and pioneer such revolutions and reforms.
Speaking on behalf of the group, Abdulah Helmy requested that President Gul
launched initiatives to open a Turkish university in Egypt.
Helmy also requested that Al Azhar University open a branch or faculty in
Turkey, and said it was the right time for the two countries to establish
strategic partnership and two countries should take steps for the future of their
Moreover, Ibrahim Al Drawi, a representative of Egypt's Freedom &
Justice Party, said the party wanted Turkey and Egypt to cooperate regarding
Palestinian dispute and requested that Turkey supported peace efforts among the
The group will also visit Ankara.