Erdogan: We will not allow sports to be harmed and we have become a mediator of peace in the region Erdogan: We will not allow sports to be harmed and we have become a mediator of peace in the region

Erdogan: We will not allow sports to be harmed and we have become a mediator of peace in the region

Erdogan: We will not allow sports to be harmed and we have become a mediator of peace in the region

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stressed that his country had overcome all the conspiracies that sought to harm its tourism and sports, pointing also to its success in overcoming attempts to make it a party to the conflicts in the region, and turned into a mediator to bring peace, security and stability.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stressed that his country had overcome all the conspiracies that sought to harm tourism there, warning: “We will not allow conspiracies to harm the sports sector as well.”

This came in a speech he delivered during his participation in the program to announce export figures for the year 2023, on Tuesday, in Ankara.

Erdogan said that Turkey is located in a very important region suffering from wars and political conflicts, pointing to the country's "success in overcoming attempts to push it into a party in those conflicts, and has turned into a mediator to bring peace, security and stability."

He continued: "There were attempts during the summer of last year to attack tourism in Turkey, and there was also a conspiracy to attack sports, but we will not allow that, just as we will not allow xenophobia in the country."


The goal of the economic program was achieved

In terms of economic indicators, President Erdogan said that his country’s exports in 2023 set a record in the history of the republic, rising by 0.6% compared to the previous year and reaching 255 billion and 809 million dollars.

He added: "We have achieved the goal of the medium-term economic program by raising exports to $255 billion in 2023."

He pointed out that the average monthly export revenues currently amount to $21.3 billion, up from $3 billion in 2002.

He stressed the country's determination to raise its exports of goods and services to more than $375 billion in 2024, stressing that Turkey possesses the necessary capabilities to achieve this success.

President Erdogan continued: “Our goal is not to leave a country that does not know Turkish products.”

He touched on the external trade deficit and the current account deficit, pointing out that they had begun to decline sustainably over the past five months, stressing that the improvement would continue in the coming period.

He added: "We aim to reduce inflation to single digits again, without making concessions in production, employment, and economic growth."

In a separate context, Erdogan expressed his wishes of safety for Japan and its friendly people against the backdrop of the violent earthquake that struck it yesterday, Monday.



Hamas: We are open to a “national government.” Any arrangements without resistance are “an illusion and a mirage.”

Ismail Haniyeh, head of the political bureau of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement "Hamas," announced that the movement is "open" to forming a national government in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, noting at the same time that any arrangements in the Palestinian issue without Hamas and the resistance are "an illusion and a mirage."

Ismail Haniyeh, head of the political bureau of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement "Hamas," announced that the movement is "open" to forming a national government in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, noting at the same time that any arrangements in the Palestinian issue without the resistance are "an illusion and a mirage."

Haniyeh said in a televised speech on Tuesday, "We have received many initiatives regarding the internal situation. We are open to restoring the national authority and a national government in the West Bank and Gaza."

He stressed that "enemy prisoners" would not be released except on the conditions of the resistance, stressing: "We are the ones who decide for ourselves our present and our future... and the aggression will stop under the blows of the resistance."

He continued: We presented to the brothers in Egypt and Qatar our position, which is based on a comprehensive cessation of aggression, providing relief to our people, and responding to their just and right demands.

At the field level in the Gaza Strip, Haniyeh stressed that the resistance continues to shoot down enemy targets one after another despite all his attempts to destroy them, and has turned the occupation tanks into “coffins.”

He pointed out that "the occupation is promoting the transition to the third phase (of its operations in Gaza), in which it will once again fall before the valor of our resistance."

He stressed that the military media of the resistance excelled in the field and conveyed images of heroism and “shows the cowardice of enemy soldiers,” pointing out that “leaders of countries and armies rewatch images of the resistance’s creations in astonishment.”

The head of the Hamas political bureau held the Israeli occupation fully responsible for the suffering of the Palestinians, as well as the United States for “supporting the aggression,” calling for “abandoning double standards regarding the issue of Palestine and the rights of our people.”

He said, "The war has placed our people and our cause in a new phase in which the world realizes that there is no security or stability in the region unless our people obtain their freedom and rights, as well as the end of the occupation."

Haniyeh paid tribute to everyone "who supported us in Lebanon, Iraq and Yemen and everyone who came out around the world in support of us and our rights." He also thanked the state of South Africa for its efforts in the lawsuit it filed against the occupation in the International Court of Justice.

On Tuesday, a Hebrew newspaper revealed that Israel had decided to appear before the International Court of Justice in order to respond to a lawsuit filed by South Africa against it for committing genocide against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Since October 7, 2023, the Israeli occupation army has been waging a devastating war on the Gaza Strip, which, as of Tuesday, left 22,185 martyrs and 57,53 injured, massive destruction of infrastructure and an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe, according to the Strip authorities and the United Nations.
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