Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday (May 5) that Turkey will not allow its politics to be swayed by magazine covers.
Erdogan tweeted: “We will not allow our domestic politics to be swayed by the covers of magazines, nor the will of the country, which are political tools of global powers . “
Erdogan’s remarks came after the British magazine The Economist targeted the Turkish president, writing “Save Democracy”, “Erdogan must step down”, “Vote! ” on the cover.
In Turkey, presidential and parliamentary elections will be held on May 14. In the presidential election, voters will have to choose between Erdogan, who is seeking re-election, opposition candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu, Muharrem Ince and Southwest Ogan.
Meanwhile, 24 political parties and 151 independent candidates are vying for seats in Turkey’s 600-member parliament.
Regarding Turkey’s foreign policy, the President said: “With the efforts of Turkish diplomats, Turkey has implemented a policy of self-confidence, entrepreneurship and humanitarianism. By increasing the number of our foreign representatives from 163 to 260, we have become the One of the five countries with the largest diplomatic network in the world. ”
Erdogan stressed that Turkey will do its best to stand with brothers when necessary , such as in Libya, Syria and Karabakh liberated after 30 years of Armenian occupation. Ankara has made a contribution to solving regional crises through the Black Sea grain trade. contribute.
Erdogan added: ” As a country with a history full of glorious victories, we are moving towards our rightful place in the international system. …Hopefully under the leadership of the Turkish century, we will take all this diplomacy achievement brought to the top . ”