Turkish President Abdullah Gul Thursday urged all the countries to undertake responsibilities to deal with climate change.

"In other words, there shouldn't be any country who hasn't shouldered responsibility," Gul said while addressing the summit of the heads of state and government of the 15th United Nations Climate Chance Conference (COP 15).

Gul said humanity entered a new era when fate of all societies were interrelated strongly.

"Nobody has the right to say 'I only live in my region'. Global incidents and tendencies do not recognize international borders. Global problems require global solutions. This is in the spirit of the global cooperation that improved in the past two years," Gul said.

Turkish president said it is time to take further steps, and stated that Turkey expected a comprehensive document to be issued in the Copenhagen Conference.

Gul said the new document, that was expected to be released at the end of the conference, should reflect main goal of the Framework Agreement and the Kyoto Protocol which would expire in 2012.

President Gul said developed countries, within the scope of their historical responsibilities, should urgently pledge to reduce emission, and additionally the developing countries should accelerate works to transit to modern low-carbon economy. He said developing countries would need technology transfer and financial support from the developed countries in this important transition process.

Gul said, "Turkey is a rapidly developing country. Our economic and social development continue without intervals. We have recorded high growth rates in the past 20 years. However, national income per capita, energy consumption for each person and green house gas emissions include Turkey among countries of medium-income developing country. Turkey will need technological and financial support to fulfill its national reduction and harmonization targets."

Gul underlined that Turkey took important measures in dealing with climate change, and noted that legal arrangements have taken place on renewable energy and energy productivity.

"We target to fully use Turkey's water, wind, sun and geothermal power capacity," he added.

Gul said the targets could be achieved with the financial and technological assistance of the rich countries. He said, "Turkey is eager to take place in a fair, equalitarian, transparent and achievable new climate regime after 2012."

Gul said Turkey was located in Eastern Mediterranean region which the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change qualified that may expose the most negative impacts of the climate change. He said this required Turkey to make comprehensive adjustment plans and brought additional financial burden on country economy.

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