Erdoğan, Turkish president

Erdoğan: ”We want to build our future with Europe”

“We see ourselves in Europe, nowhere else… We will find a suitable place in the world after the pandemic,” Erdoğan said.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan affirmed on Saturday that Turkey sees itself as part of Europe and wants to build its future with European countries, underscoring Ankara’s desire to strengthen and participate in the world emerging after the coronavirus pandemic.

We see ourselves in Europe, nowhere else. We want to build our future with Europe,” said the Turkish leader during an online speech delivered to members of his Justice and Development Party (AKP). “We will find a suitable place in the post-pandemic world, improving our judicial system, strengthening the foundations of our economy, and increasing production and employment,” he added.

Last week Erdoğan affirmed that Turkey was entering a new democratic and economic era and announced the upcoming presentation to parliament for its ratification of a comprehensive package of judicial and economic reforms that will reorient the country’s strategy towards encouraging foreign investment, the stability of the lira and the reduction of inflation.

In addition to insisting that Turkey wants to maintain and strengthen its ties with Europe, Erdoğan stated during his speech on Saturday that Ankara also seeks to increase cooperation with its allies, insisting that Turkey does not currently have any problems with any country that cannot be resolved through diplomacy. “We want to actively use our close alliance relations with the United States to solve all regional and global problems,” he said.