In a video message to the opening ceremony of TRT World Forum 2020, President ErdoÄźan said: “It is really disgraceful for media outlets to spearhead Islamophobia and xenophobia. The loathsome attitude displayed under the cover of press freedom poisons the will of people from different religions and cultures to coexist. Unless an end is put to this uncivil attitude, the whole humanity will suffer along with Europe.”
Delivering remarks following the Presidential Cabinet meeting, President ErdoÄźan underscored that Turkey would definitely achieve success in its fight against the pandemic, and said: “Once we overcome this wave and with the beginning of the vaccination process, we will inshallah enter a period of struggle whose management and control would be easier. We hope to start to leave behind this global health crisis as of next spring.”
In face of the attacks by Israel in the Palestinian territories, upon the initiative of Turkey in consultation with the State of Palestine and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia-OIC Summit Chair- the Open-ended Extraordinary Meeting of the OIC Executive Committee will be held at the level of Foreign Ministers in virtual format on 16 May 2021. During the meeting, to which H.E. Mr. Mevlüt ÇavuĹźoÄźlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey will attend, possible steps to be taken within the OIC and at international fora will be consulted against the recent attacks by Israel in the Palestinian territories.
On the night of 18 May 1944, 250 thousand of our Crimean Tatar Turkish kinsmen were torn from their ancestral homeland and exiled under inhumane conditions. A large number of Crimean Tatars lost their lives during this tragic event and those who survived were forced to live yearning for their homeland.