Erdogan's Turkey offers solutions where the UN has failed

PHOTO/REUTERS - El presidente turco, Recep Tayyip Erdogan
PHOTO/REUTERS - El presidente turco, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The Republic of Turkey, founded at the turn of the twentieth century with an unprecedented war of independence, is marking its 100th anniversary.

The Republic was founded on national sovereignty as a result of the War of Independence, which was won with the nation's determination and resolve

The fact that Turkey has survived in unity and solidarity in its immediate geography, where instability and conflict have been acutely felt over the last century, demonstrates the country's strength and potential. 

The Republic, which was reborn from the ashes under the leadership of Ghazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, is making steady progress towards its lofty goals, which include the rise, revival, and construction of the Turkish nation and state in accordance with the requirements of the modern age. 

Turkey's modernisation goal entails a series of political, economic, and legal changes and transformations. For a century, there has been a consistent will and desire to achieve these goals, albeit occasional attempts by internal and external interventions to derail it. 

On the one hand, the level of democratic and legal institutions and standards was raised, while on the other hand, initiatives for economic and social development were launched. 

The tutelage mechanisms, which have been put in place from time to time as an impediment to the full manifestation of the nation's sovereignty, have also been overcome by the people defending their will both at the ballot box and on the streets. 

The nation's response to interventions that attempted to usurp its will at the ballot box at the first opportunity, as well as the stance taken on July 15, have been the most important indicators of its own will. 

Relying on the will of the people is a necessary but not sufficient condition for establishing a modern Republic. Also, Turkey must keep up with the times in terms of economic, legal, and democratic standards. 

Fair, transparent elections with overwhelming public support held under the supervision of high judges are a key indicator of Türkiye's democratisation standard. 

Over time, democratic participation and respect for the will of the ballot box have become more deeply ingrained in Türkiye. 

On the other hand, in the second century of the Republic, in addition to political and legal culture and norms, we must build a prosperous Turkey, particularly one that has completed infrastructure investments. 

Under the leadership of our President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey's infrastructure initiatives in recent years have been the pillars of a prosperous Turkey. 

The most significant outcome of infrastructure investments at the local level is the enhancement of social welfare. On the other hand, thanks to these investments, Turkey will be able to benefit from the potential of its strategic location. 

In a world where international trade and production centres, particularly supply chains, are swiftly changing and transforming, Turkey's strategic geopolitical location is attracting more interest from around the world. 

A strong Türkiye with a fully developed infrastructure will have greater influence in its region. With the breakthroughs made in recent years, Turkey is respected in international balance and successfully fulfils its role as a playmaker in regional issues, especially in the Middle East and the Caucasus. 

In the recent Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the solution-oriented political stance put forward under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, which emphasises the humanitarian aspect of the issue, is indicative of this. 

As Ukraine, Karabakh, and other regional issues clearly demonstrate, as the Republic enters its second century, Turkey has become a playmaker and a leading country in its region. 

International bodies such as the United Nations Security Council have proven incapable of resolving global issues and have even exacerbated them. 

It is clear that international organisations must be established in light of the new century and the new era, taking into account new balances. 

Turkey is preparing for the new multidimensional and multi-actor international conjuncture in accordance with our President's motto, "The World is Bigger than Five." 

In order to solve global and regional problems, Turkey effectively employs humanitarian and diplomatic channels as well as modern instruments of interstate interaction, such as public diplomacy. 

Professor Fahrettin Altun. Turkey’s Director of Communications,