Egemen Bagis attended the last session of Political Academy organized by AK Party Kutahya Provincial Organization and AK Party Research and Development Department. Bagis also participated in the AK Party Kutahya Advisory Board Meeting during his visit.
Speaking in Kutahya Bagis said "Turkey was a country who had the worst relations with her neighbors before the AK Party government. Our government has improved the relations with Greece, Bulgaria, Russia, Iran and Syria and started the negotiation process with the European Union, which couldn't be achieved since 1963." Bagis added that Turkey is now continuing the negotiation process on 8 chapters.
Egemen Bagis underlined the rhetoric of the opposition on the question of Cyprus. He stated that the opposition accuses the Government bitterly about the Cyprus issue but while they were in power they had done nothing about it but demagogy. Bagis emphasized on what AK Party has achieved in Cyprus. He noted "AK Party government have changed the whole international balance on the Cyprus question without giving even an inch of soil and without withdrawing even a single Turkish soldier from the island. Today the reason for the deadlock is neither Turkey nor the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The world knows that Turkish Cypriots have supported the Annan Plan with 68 % 'yes' votes. But Greek Cypriots declined the votes with 76% 'no'. Through our 'win-win strategy' we proved the world the reality that the source of the deadlock in Cyprus is the Greek side not the Turkish Cypriots.""The so-called Armenian Genocide Claims"
AK Party Vice Chairman Egemen Bagis said that the Armenians attempt to promote the 1915 incidents as genocide to the whole world since they are afraid of being assimilated in the countries like England, Germany, France and Canada in which the population is mostly Christian. They come together in the churches every week, Bagis added, where they load hatred to the minds of their community and empty the pockets by collecting money.