Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan presided over a ceremony commemorating Republic Day and National Day last Sunday, foreign news agencies reported from Istanbul, Turkey on October 30. Which is important this year because it is the first anniversary or centenary of the founding of the Republic.
Erdogan said this after laying a wreath. In front of the tomb of Mr. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the father of the nation and the first president. Which is located in Ankara and that Turkey in the next hundred years will witness prosperity, victory and development at a level that the “imperial powers” cannot stop.
By the way, Erdogan won the Turkish leadership elections for the third consecutive term. In May and in the past, he was considered the country’s longest-serving leader. Since the era of Ataturk, with Erdogan’s rise to the highest political authority as Prime Minister in 2003, he won the first presidential elections in 2014 after amending the constitution. Abolishing the position of Prime Minister and then giving all executive powers directly to the president who will come from direct elections
However, a great Turkish celebration occurred. Amid the tension and violence of fighting between Israel and Hamas. Which has been going on for a long time since October 7 and is the cause of a new round of conflicts between Israel and Turkey as well, when Erdogan strongly criticizes Israel and goes so far as to describe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “terrorist,” causing deep dissatisfaction in Israel. He called on all diplomatic personnel in Türkiye to return
The two sides agreed to restore relations last year. With the Ambassador returning to active duty for the first time since 2018.
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