Monday, August 18, 2008

US 'can no longer play Big Brother'

Turkish President Abdullah Gul says the Georgia conflict has proved that the US could no longer control the entire world from one centre.

In an interview with The Guardian newspaper published on Saturday, President Gul said the conflict in Georgia indicated that Washington could no longer shape global politics on its own, and with other countries.

"A new world order, if I can say it, should emerge" and the United States should begin sharing power in a new world order, he added.

The remarks were made a couple of days after Russia pushed Georgia back from the breakaway region of South Ossetia. Georgia faced a harsh response from Moscow in its military action to retake control of the region last week.

"There are big nations. There are huge populations. There is unbelievable economic development in some parts of the world" the president said.

"So what we have to do is, instead of unilateral actions, act all together, make common decisions and have consultations with the world," Gul concluded.

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