The good relations between Turkey and Syria were ruined by Erdogan`s JDP/AKP.
by Jerry Dandridge
First of all, the empathy with the feelings, the value system and the culture of people in foreign countries, is certainly something positive. Empathy is associated with an understanding of the others, and the understanding of others can and should lead to a respect for the other.
Davutoglu said in the interview: “It is possible to have zero problems if the other actors respect our values.” Of course, there is a further requirement for zero problems in the point that Turkey also respects the values of other actors.
Given the values and principles-based empathic foreign policy by Davutoglu, one may safely assume rightly, that the reason why he has not mentioned this is that Davutoglu assumes this as a matter of course. The empathetic foreign policy, which is approached and favoured by Davutoglu, is therefore based on the principle of mutual respect. This is also a classic formula in the world history of foreign policy.