Erdogan said it would be very wrong to say that Turkey established relations only with Islamic countries.
Erdogan denied the views that Turkish foreign policy attached less importance to Europe and concentrated on the East.
"Turkey has never considered the East an alternative to the West and the South an alternative to the North. Turkey is going through a normalisation process and it is in an effort to maintain positive relations," Erdogan said.
Erdogan said Turkey assumed the role of a bridge between the West and the Islam world being a democratic, secular and social state of law. He said Turkey co-chaired Alliance of Civilizations with Spain.
Erdogan said Turkey was the only country in NATO having Muslim nation.