Ankara, Turkey – “This is not our problem, it is his own problem as to how Mr. Kilicdaroglu will take a step. If he’s going to run, it’s going to be a hit for his party and for our country., “he said.
“It is not my place to interfere in the work of the judiciary, but we are not going to protect the so-called right of terrorists like Selahattin Demirtas, if any, “President Erdogan said of the rhetoric about the release of the HDP’s Selahattin Demirtas. I believe that our judgment does not give such an opportunity to a terrorist like Selahattin Demirtas. We would never let such a terrorist stand in the way.” said.
“The talks are continuing,” Erdogan said of the minimum wage talks. Our hope is that we will make a good decision and continue on our way., “he said. Before his official visit to Azerbaijan, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made statements at a press conference at Esenboga Airport and answered questions from journalists.
Erdogan, who stated that he will make an official visit to Azerbaijan at the invitation of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, recalled that the glorious Azerbaijani army made a successful operation to liberate occupied Karabakh and its surrounding territories after the attacks launched by Armenia on September 27, 2020.
Erdogan said that the Azerbaijani army had “freed” Nagorno-Karabakh from the occupation as a result of an epic 44-day battle of the homeland that Azerbaijan gave on its territory.
Erdogan stressed that the strong leadership of President Aliyev and the heroism shown by the Azerbaijani army were the main factors in winning this victory.:
“In this process, the Azerbaijani people have not avoided any sacrifices by showing full solidarity. Despite the treacherous attacks by Armenians targeting civilians and civilian settlements, Azerbaijan has not cast a shadow over its rightful struggle. I congratulate my Azerbaijani brothers, who do not compromise the nobility required to be Turkish and Muslim, even in the conditions of war, on behalf of my nation. I wish Allah’s mercy to our cherished martyrs who saved Karabakh from occupation at the cost of their lives, and urgent healing to our heroic veterans.
As a result of 44 days of hard struggle, praise be to the stars and Crescent waves proudly in the sky of Karabakh today. Our nation and our Azerbaijani brothers and sisters together, the entire Turkish world is happy that 30 years of injustice have been put to an end.”
Erdogan, as Turkey, from day one, expressed support for Azerbaijan’s righteous struggle with all the opportunities they have.
“We will be partners together in the righteous joy of the Azerbaijani people”
Erdogan, who noted that they contributed to the liberation of Karabakh and the occupied territory of Azerbaijan by doing what is necessary for the common unity of history, culture, faith and language, said: “Thus, we saved our nation from the shame that the one-party CHP caused our country on the Boraltan Bridge in 1944. Our support for Can Azerbaijan will continue from now on. By participating in the victory ceremonies to be held in Baku tomorrow, we will be partners together in the righteous joy of the Azerbaijani people. During my visit, we will exchange ideas about the steps to be taken in the coming process. “he made his assessment.
Erdogan recalled that he last visited Azerbaijan on the occasion of a meeting of the High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council on February 25, 2020. Erdogan said that during this time, they will discuss the stages recorded in bilateral relations with Aliyev, the current situation, and during this time, they often met with Aliyev through telephone diplomacy.
“We will review joint efforts to combat the epidemic”
Azerbaijan has a wide range of relations, from cooperation in the field of defense industry to security, counterterrorism, energy, economy and trade, President Erdogan said:
“Azerbaijan’s victory has laid the foundation for further development of our bilateral relations and cooperation. In the process of reconstruction of the occupied territories, we will be with our Azerbaijani brothers in the work for both infrastructure and superstructure. On this occasion, we will also review the work on joint combating the epidemic. We will consider ways to improve our cooperation in all these areas, as well as make assessments that will serve as a forward-looking basis. I wish that the visit will be an occasion for good for our countries, which are based on the poem of one nation and two states.”
CHP leader Kilicdaroglu’s candidacy statement
Erdogan, a journalist, ” for days in the public opinion of the CHP harassment and rape scandals, but there was no response from the CHP administration in this context, but CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu’s candidacy announcement came. Is this statement intended to change the agenda? If he becomes a candidate, what is your assessment of Kilicdaroglu’s candidacy?” he answered his question:
“It is not our problem how Kilicdaroglu will take a step. It’s his own problem. The explanation he has made and the answer he has given is already a very watered-down answer. If he’s going to be a candidate, if he really thinks that, it would be a hit for his party and for our country.”
EU leaders summit
“What is your attitude if there is a sanctions on Turkey at the European Union leaders’ summit on December 10-11, 2020? Do you have a call to the leaders before the summit? “on the question, he noted:
“Any sanctions decision against Turkey, it’s not much of a concern for Turkey. Officially, since 1963, the EU has already imposed continuous sanctions on us. At no time has the EU been honest. At no time has the EU stood behind its promise. But we have been patient ever since. And we are still patient. At the moment, we will see all of these steps, what decisions they will make, but leaders who are sincere and honest are already very upright in this process, and they do not look warmly at such approaches to Turkey.”
“They kept running away from the table”
Recalling the statements of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Erdogan said: “in fact, they are the ones who are constantly running away from the table. They never stood at the table., “he said. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called on Greece to the table again, but they ran away from the table again, Erdogan said:
“And in the process before that, they constantly ran away from the table. In particular, a different step was said, for example, ‘let a step be taken between Albania-Turkey-Greece’, and unfortunately they did not come to the table. This kind of always running away from the table, always politics on lies, they are in such an approach. As we have stood upright from yesterday to today, we continue on our way. As for the eastern Mediterranean, we will continue to protect these rights, whatever our rights are there, as well as we will continue to protect the rights of Northern Cyprus to the end, we will never be able to make concessions from here. But if Greece is truly honest as a neighbor, we will continue to be at the table.”
“Politics in the world is unfortunately very ugly”
Asked by a journalist how he expects a process in Turkey-US relations with the new administration after the US elections, Erdogan said: “I am not a stranger to Biden. I know Biden well from the Obama era.” he paid for it.
He recalled Joe Biden visiting him at his home during his illness:
“Politics in the world is unfortunately very ugly. I mean, anything that comes to mind, you look, it immediately brings sanctions to the table. I mean, what is the process between Turkey and America, so we are not together in NATO? Aren’t we two important countries in NATO? In other words, one of the NATO countries in the top 5 after America today is Turkey, and they have always admitted it themselves. At the moment, unfortunately, we do not find the steps or statements they take on issues related to gun purchases quite stylish. In particular, we do not currently find the approaches to the north of Syria and the east of the Euphrates correctly. I also find the explanations that we are doing now, that we will make early. Let Mr. Biden take over, and after he takes over, I think Mr. Biden and I will sit down and talk about some things. In the past, both in Turkey and in America, we will come together and sit down and talk about them again. As you know, there is no conflict between nations, especially in politics, especially in diplomacy, there is a way to discuss and agree on these issues. Someone from your country can soufflé some negative things there, it doesn’t matter, they are already novices of politics, but I believe that we and America will run this process in a much different way.”
“We never let a terrorist get in the way”
After a journalist asked his thoughts on the rhetoric of members of the Fetullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), such as re-ownership, return of goods, and the release of former HDP co-chairman Selahattin Demirtas, after the reform of the judiciary was raised, President Erdogan made the following assessment:
“I mean, it is not my place to interfere in the work of the judiciary, of course, but everyone should know that we, especially Selahattin Demirtas, if there is a terrorist at this point, we will not protect the so-called right that there is no such thing. I believe that our judgment does not prepare such an opportunity for a terrorist like Selahattin Demirtas. Besides, he is the perpetrator of Kobani, he is the perpetrator of Diyarbakir, he is the perpetrator of Yasin Börü. So are we going to ignore them, or is our judgment going to ignore them? We will fight this fight to the end, whatever it takes, and we will never let such a terrorist stand in the way.”
Referring to the rhetoric of property rights, President Erdogan said: “the situation is the same at the point of property rights. I mean, they don’t have property rights, and they have huge accounts that they have to pay to this nation, this strange forlorn, this poor freak. I mean, all these people have been killed, what about their property rights? So many people have been killed in the same way, and how will the person, who has now fled to the UK, and the person, who is in the UK, pay for it? Why is he on the run? Then come and stay in your country. We are fighting for this, and we will continue to give in the same way.” spoke in the form.
“This approach can never be forgiven”
Stating that UEFA dismissed the fourth referee of the match, who made a racist rhetoric, President Erdoğan stated that the Medipol Başakşehir managers resisted the decision and said “This is not enough for us” and that UEFA decided to replace all four referees of the match. stated that it was accepted.
Stating that Medipol Basaksehir’s Demba Ba and other players took a determined stance at this point, Erdogan said, “Unfortunately, France has become a place where racist rhetoric and racist approaches are concentrated, and we hope that this match will end very promptly and we will continue the path in the same way. ” said.
Erdogan, who recalled that he and the president and AK Party officials also had statements about racist rhetoric, stressed that Medipol Basaksehir had taken a very determined stance by withdrawing from the field.
Despite UEFA dismissing the fourth referee of the match who made racist rhetoric, Medipol Basaksehir managers resisted the decision and said: “for us, this will not be enough” and UEFA decided to replace all four referees of the match, President Erdogan said, noting that the replay of the match was accepted after UEFA’s decision.
Demba Ba and other players from Medipol Basaksehir, Erdogan said that at this point he took a determined stance, “France has unfortunately become a place where racist rhetoric, racist approaches are concentrated, and we hope that this match tonight ends very promptly, and so we continue on the road in the same way.” said.
“Minimum wage studies”
“On the issue of minimum wage, labor representatives and opposition parties have announced their expectations, “he said. How is the government working on this?” he answered his question as follows:
“Negotiations on the minimum wage are ongoing. Our Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Policy will conduct these negotiations with employers and workers, and after these negotiations, of course, the situation will come before us. After that, we will take steps together, and our wish is that we will make a good decision and move on.”