Head of the Turkish Presidency’s Communications Department, Fahrettin Altun, said that Turkey has become a “decision maker and a leading country in the region” as it enters the second century of the Republic.
This came in an article by Altun under the title “Erdogan’s Turkey offers solutions when the United Nations fails,” published in Atalayar, a political magazine based in Spain on Saturday.
Altun stressed that “Turkey effectively uses modern tools for interaction between countries, such as public diplomacy, as well as humanitarian aid and diplomatic channels to solve global and regional problems.”
Altun pointed to Turkey’s role in regional issues and the required reform in the United Nations mechanism.
He explained that Turkey “was founded in the shadow of an unprecedented war of independence at the beginning of the twentieth century,” and last October 29, it celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of its republic.
He explained that the republic was founded on the principles of national sovereignty as a result of the War of Independence, “in which the Turkish people won with their determination and valor.”
He pointed out that Turkey’s preservation of its unity and unity in its nearby region, which has witnessed many turmoil and conflicts during the last century, “indicates the extent of its strength and great capabilities.”
He stressed that “the republic, which was reborn under the leadership of the warrior Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, is progressing steadily towards its lofty goals, which include the renaissance, revival, and building of the Turkish nation and state in accordance with the requirements of the modern era.”
– Will of the people
According to Altun, “The goal of Turkish modernity requires a series of political, economic, and legal changes and transformations, as Turkey shows a firm will and desire to achieve these goals, despite attempts to deviate from this path from time to time through internal and external interventions over a century.”
He pointed to the improvement of the level of democratic and legal institutions and standards in the country and the launch of economic and social development initiatives.
In this context, the head of the Communications Department stressed “overcoming the guardianship mechanisms that came into effect from time to time to form an obstacle to the manifestation of national sovereignty in the full sense, through the Turkish people preserving their will at the ballot boxes and in the squares.”
He explained that the most important aspect of the Turkish people’s preservation of their will against attempts to usurp their will is their response to them at the first opportunity through the ballot boxes, and the position they expressed towards the coup attempt on July 15.
He added, “Trust in the will of the people is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for establishing the modern republic, as Turkey must keep pace with the times in terms of economic, legal, and democratic standards.”
He said, “Fair and transparent elections, which are held under the supervision of senior judges and enjoy widespread support from the general public, constitute an important indicator of the standard of democratic transformation in Turkey.”
“Over time, democratic participation and respect for the will of the ballot boxes became more deeply rooted in Turkey,” according to Altun.
On the other hand, Altun stressed the need to “build a prosperous Turkey in its second centenary after it completed in its first century investments in infrastructure and in the areas of culture and political and legal norms.”
He stressed that Turkey’s achievements in the field of infrastructure in recent years under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have become “the cornerstone of a prosperous Turkey.”
He explained that the most important result of investments in infrastructure at the local level is an increase in social welfare, as, according to Altun, Turkey will be able to benefit from the advantages granted to it by its strategic location thanks to these investments.
“In a world where international trade and production centers and especially supply chains are rapidly changing and transforming, Turkey’s strategic geopolitical position is attracting more attention from all over the world,” Altun added.
– Turkey is a decision-maker and a leading country in its region
He stressed that “a strong Turkey with advanced infrastructure will have a greater role in the region, and with the achievements it has achieved in recent years, Turkey has gained respect in international balances, and continues successfully in decision-making on regional issues, especially in the Middle East and the Caucasus.”
“An indication of this is the solution-based political position that was recently put forward towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and it highlights the humanitarian dimension of the issue,” Altun stressed.
Regional issues, including Ukraine and the Azerbaijani Karabakh region, also show, according to Altun, that “Turkey has become a decision-maker and a leading country in its region as the republic enters its second century.”
He stressed that international organizations such as the United Nations Security Council “failed to solve global problems and even exacerbated the problems.”
In this context, he stressed the necessity of establishing international organizations in light of the requirements of the new century and the new period, taking into account the new balances.
According to Altun, Turkey is preparing for “multi-polar and multi-party international conditions, in line with President Erdogan’s slogan: The world is greater than five.”
He stressed that Turkey effectively uses modern tools for interaction between countries, such as public diplomacy, as well as humanitarian and diplomatic channels to solve global and regional problems.