Ankara, Turkey – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke at a memorial event organized by the Ataturk Higher Institution of Culture, Language and History.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the commemoration event organized by the Ataturk Higher Institution of Culture, Language and History at the Beştepe Nation Congress and Cultural Center.

Erdogan’s statements are as follows:

“We remember our first president, Gazi Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, with mercy.

Turkey has been subjected to a despicable siege as it continues The War of Independence, which it started a century ago, again and more strongly.

We have mobilized the country’s capabilities for the needs of the nation rather than the interests of a small minority.

We have met our country with its global goals in a collision with a guardianship understanding that considers itself the owner of the state and the slaves of the West.

This historic struggle centred on the nation’s homeland and civilization, of course, has not been easy.

For years, those who are used to using this country as the property of their father with the hands of a handful of political and economic elites have come to us by trying every way and method.

They also had no trouble finding mannequins full of hatred and hatred that had given them the loss of their privileges inside.

If we had stayed within the narrow borders drawn to our country, as always before, and had done what the guardianship said, We would not have experienced any of these problems. But then we couldn’t face our nation.

Allah is witness that the adhan will not shut up, the flag will not come down, the nation will not be divided, the homeland will not be torn apart, our country will grow, our state will be strengthened.

We have expressed every promise we have made to our nation with heartfelt faith.

If today is a source of strength and hope outside the borders of Turkey, we owe it to our struggle with our nation.

When we look at the basic indicators, we understand how we are moving further.

Total foreign capital investments in our country reached 223 billion dollars.

The locality rate in our energy production has exceeded 62 percent.

We have risen to the position of a country whose promise is listened to on every regional and global issue, and whose side is gaining weight.

Of course, we have problems. None of them are issues that can’t be overcome.

No one can say that the ratings of international credit rating agencies are given according to objective criteria.

No one can come out in the Western press to say that criticism of our country is based on real and sincere foundations.

As we have seen a concrete example in the eastern Mediterranean, no one can say the reason for unconditional support of those who make unfair, unlawful, unfair attempts against Turkey.

In the events after the elections (in Kyrgyzstan), FETO supporters were the first to appear. The people saw this and threw FETO members from the squares.

Who can claim that what we experience in the economy in such a climate is the product of its own environment?

While the overall economic woes that are already happening around the world have been exacerbated by the Coronavirus outbreak, Turkey has managed to manage the process with minimal losses.

Despite this, there is no need for much deeper technical analysis to understand that the purpose of those who persistently disparage our economy is to praise the viticulturist.

Gazi Mustafa Kemal’s one of the greatest services of the republic was to remove capitulations despite all pressures and threats.

In May 2013, we reset our debt to the IMF, and we no longer have the slightest relationship with the IMF at the point of debt.

The capitulation that day is this time the IMF.

For those who want to condemn Turkey to modern capitulations with the shackles of interest, exchange rate, inflation, we are now fighting a historic struggle.

We work with all our strength. We continue our path by overcoming the political obstacles that have been put before us with a production, investment, growth and export-oriented approach.

We’ll be able to get into the world’s top 10 in economics. I believe that this will be the greatest gift to Gazi Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.”

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a speech at the commemoration event organized by the Ataturk Higher Institution of Culture, Language and History at the Beştepe National Congress and Cultural Center. Erdogan said: ‘No one can say that the ratings of international credit evaluation institutions are given according to objective criteria. No one can come out in the Western press to say that criticism of our country is based on real and sincere foundations. As we have seen a concrete example in the eastern Mediterranean, no one can come out to say the reason for unconditional support of those who make unfair, unlawful, unfair attempts against Turkey,’ he said.

Here are the lines from President Erdogan’s speech;

Commander-in-chief of our war of independence, our first president Gazi Mustafa Kemal Ataturk on the 82nd anniversary of the passage to eternity. We also commemorate each of the founding staff with gratitude. I wish mercy to our heroes who have shed blood and sweat to preserve this land as our homeland for 1000 years.

I also pass on to our nation those who are trying to empty their heritage. We have met our country with its global goals in a collision with a guardianship understanding that considers itself the owner of the state and the slaves of the West.

We have mobilized the country’s capabilities for the needs of the nation rather than the interests of a small minority.

If we had stayed within those narrow borders that were drawn to our country, we would not have been able to look our nation in the face. Those who have been used to using this country for years with a handful of elite hands as their father’s property have come at us, trying every way. Allah is witness that’ Azan will not shut up, the flag will not come down, the nation will not be divided, the homeland will not be torn apart, our country will grow, our state will be strengthened ‘ when we said We were always sincere.

Turkey was subjected to such a despicable siege because it carried out the war of independence, which it started 1 century ago, in a stronger way. If we had stayed within these narrow borders, if we had done what the guardianship said, not the nation, we would not have experienced these problems, but we would not have been able to look our nation in the face. Our nation is the biggest supporter of our struggle for democracy and development. We were always sincere when we said that the adhan will not shut up, the flag will not come down, the homeland will not be torn apart.

We have made every promise we have made to our nation with sincere faith. We worked day and night to fulfill these promises. If today Turkey is a source of strength and hope not only within its borders, but also outside its borders, we owe it to our struggle. The population of our country has increased from 13 million to 83 million. Our number of schools in primary, secondary and higher education reached from 5 thousand to 88 thousand, and our number of teachers from 12 thousand 400 to 1 million 143 thousand. Our number of doctors has increased from 1000 to 174 thousand, and hospital beds have increased from 10 thousand to 251 thousand.

Total foreign capital investments in our country reached 223 billion dollars. Of course, we have problems. None of them are issues that can’t be overcome.

No one can say that the ratings of international credit rating agencies are given according to objective criteria. No one can come out in the Western press to say that criticism of our country is based on real and sincere foundations. As we have seen a concrete example in the eastern Mediterranean, no one can say the reason for unconditional support of those who make unfair, unlawful, unfair attempts against Turkey. Who can claim that what we experience in the economy in such a climate is the product of its own environment? While the general economic problems already occurring in the world have been exacerbated by the Coronavirus outbreak, Turkey has managed to manage the process with minimal losses.

We come to the task. Turkey’s IMF debt was $ 23.5 billion. What did we do? We reset the IMF debt in May 2013. There is no more debt with the IMF. You can’t interfere in our politics.

We continue on our way, overcoming the political obstacles that have been put before us one by one. Employment has always existed among our development plans. Unemployment continues to decline.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the Atatürk Memorial Ceremony held at the Beştepe National Congress and Cultural Center on the occasion of the 82nd year of passage to eternity of the great leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, by the Ataturk Higher Institution of Culture, Language and History. President Erdogan visited the exhibition that opened here.