And the separatist terrorist organization, PKK, had easy access to Turkey to, inside Turkey.
Ataturk sent several Turkish staff officers to Afghanistan, helped them build their own army.
Those wanting to improve democracy in their countries should not wait for permission.
But thanks to the efforts, the initiative of the United States and of the several countries from the world, from Europe, including Turkey, it ended within a few weeks.
And it is essential that in fighting terrorism, sacrifices should not be made on democracy.
We have been helping, trying to help Afghanistan in many ways, even from the beginning of... the beginnings of the '20s, 1920s, when he we were fighting our own national struggle.
We have in the last two years, we have passed 350 legislation in the parliament, most of which deal with democratization, human rights, and of course, economy.
It can be rebuilt if other countries with selfish interests will not meddle, as has been done in the past.
But if we leave them alone, just satisfying ourselves with social work, economic work and the building up of a national army, it can make progress, hopefully within a short time.
But apart from the military measures, security measures, of course, Afghanistan needs great help for building up its social life, its economic life. It has become a very poor country, neglected for many years.
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