During a joint press conference with visiting Montenegro President Filip Vuyanoviç, Gül stated that Turkey will stand by the regional public.
Gül, who will be paying the first high-level visit to Egypt
following English Prime Minister David Cameron, expressed that he can share their transition experience and delivered a message to Gaddafi; "Libya had to see the reality of the new world at some point. The public is experiencing a period of leadership by the youth. Our wholehearted desire is this; for there to be no blood during this period of transformation, for there to be no bloodshed amongst brothers and for there to be no sign of a civil war.
In the end, these nations will embrace democratic regimes where the law is superior. Turkey will put forth excessive measures to ensure that this period is realized without any bloodshed." As to allegations that Turkish forces have been called on to provide security in Libya, President Gül states; "The Turkish Armed Forces and the security of Turkish citizens felt in the region is a source of pride for all of us."
THE LEADING YOUTH
Stating that he knew the Commander-in-chief the Council of War of Armed Forces Tantavi
from before and that they have been in communication, Gül went on to state, "It's the youth, the public and not the leaders that are now leading. On this short trip to Egypt, I will not only share our solidarity with the Egyptian public, but I will also express our desire for the Egyptian state to get through this period with strength. They are undergoing a period of transition. We will share both of our experiences. I am making this trip to show that Turkey is by their side during this time of change."