July 23, 2010 - 19:25 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs published a press release on International Court of Justice decision on Kosovo’s Declaration of Independence.
“ICJ's opinion should be considered as a new window of opportunity for the establishment of lasting peace and stability in the Balkans as well as for the enhancement of regional cooperation, and reading the decision from that perspective would certainly serve the common good of the region.
Turkey is among the first countries to have recognized Kosovo. Preservation of Kosovo's territorial integrity and its political and social structure built on democratic values is of great importance. Integration with the European and Euro-Atlantic structures, which is determined as the main objective of the region, offers a sound basis in this context.
We happily observe that European integration perspective is shared by all the countries in the region. This vision, which will shape the region's common future, provides the necessary ground for settling of the existing problems in the culture of conciliation, and transforming the Balkans into a region of peace, stability and prosperity. Our expectation is that the abovementioned ICJ opinion will give fresh impetus to the efforts aimed at developing a positive and constructive dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia. Turkey stands ready to render its full support to this effect,” Turkish Foreign Ministry official website reported.