Article by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu published in La Estrella de Panamá, 28 April 2022 Article by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu published in El Telégrafo Ecuador, 26 April 2022 Article by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu published in Brasilian newspaper “Folha De S.Paulo”, 25 April 2022 Article by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu published in Sri Lankan newspapers titled ''Time to Work for a New Impetus in Türkiye-Sri Lanka Relations'', 28 January 2022 Article by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu titled “Why Should We Fight Against FETO Resolutely?”, 15 July 2021 Article by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu published on the occasion of 25 May Africa Day Article by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu titled “Our Preference in Eastern Mediterranean is Diplomacy without Preconditions” published in Kathimerini, 15 September 2020 Article by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu titled “We Face a New-Generation Terrorist Group” published in Daily Sabah, 16 July 2020 Article by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu titled “EU-Turkey relations are strained but we have common ground to build on” published in Politico, 13 July 2020 Article by H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu titled ''Union With Africa Is Now More Essential Than Ever'' published on various African media outlets on the occasion of the Day of Africa, 25 May 2020 Portuguese Article by H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu published in The Washington Times titled “What We Do Today Will Define Tomorrow”, 2 April 2020 Article by H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu published in the Financial Times titled 'EU inaction on Syrian refugees is a stain on human conscience', 22 March 2020 Article by H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu published in Bild titled “Europe Should Finally Wake Up From Its Long Sleep”, 5 March 2020 Article by H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu published in The New York Times titled “Why Turkey Took the Fight to Syria”, 11 October 2019 Article by H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, published in “Kıbrıs Postası” on 14 July 2019 Article by H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu published in Politico Europe titled “Let’s put Turkey’s EU membership back on track”, 14 May 2019 Article by H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu published in The Washington Times titled “One for all, all for one in challenging times”, 4 April 2019 Article by H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu titled “Seeking Peace Needs an Enterprising Foreign Policy”, published on the occasion of the Second OIC Member States Conference on Mediation and the Fifth Istanbul Mediation Conference, 29 November 2018 Article by H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu published in The Washington Post titled “The U.S. must stop arming terrorists in Syria”, 28 September 2018 Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu’s op-ed published in “USA Today” on the self defeating nature of US sanctions, 20 August 2018 Article by H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu titled “Turkey and Africa are building a solid partnership”, published on the occasion of 25 May Africa Day Article by H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu published in Foreign Policy titled “The Meaning of Operation Olive Branch”, 5 April 2018 Article by H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs published in Le Monde titled “Turkey: The best ally for the security of Europe”, 20 March 2018 Article by H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu published in The Telegraph titled “Time to bust the myths about Turkey. Europe couldn't do without us”, 2 March 2018 Article by H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu Published in The New York Times Titled “America Has Chosen the Wrong Partner”, 28 January 2018 Article by H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu published in Newsweek, 10 January 2018 Article by H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu Published in El Mercurio (Chile), 30 October 2017 Article by H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu titled “Turkey-EU Relations: Investing in our common future”, published in Bled Strategic Times, 4 September 2017 Article by H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu titled “Surge in Diplomacy, Action in Mediation”, published in Daily Sabah on the occasion of the Fourth Istanbul Conference on Mediation, 30 June 2017
Article by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu published in Brasilian newspaper “Folha De S.Paulo”, 25 April 2022

Türkiye and Brazil, as two leading actors in their respective regions and beyond, have always enjoyed cordial relations since the establishment of our diplomatic relations two centuries ago. In today’s globalized world, these deep rooted ties have further intensified and brought us closer than ever. Indeed, the strategic partnership established between the two countries in 2010, sets an example that geographical distances are not an obstacle to cooperation for countries that share similar values, principles and aspirations in the pursuit of democracy, global peace and stability.

Thus, I am happy to be in Brazil again, this time to co-chair with my colleague Foreign Minister Franca the 4th High-Level Cooperation Commission meeting, a mechanism which has been one of the principal platforms where we review our bilateral relations in all their dimensions.

In addition to our very good bilateral relations, todayTürkiye and Brazil also cooperate on such international platforms as the UN, G-20 and most recently the OECD. We are very pleased that the OECD Council invited Brazil in January 2022 to start the process for the formal membership to the organization. We believe that the Brazilian accession and contribution to this organization will further strengthen the OECD.

I believe my visit to Brazil this time takes place at a very important juncture as we are all striving to shed the negative effects of the pandemic which took a heavy toll on the entire global economy. Indeed, the pandemic that we have been experiencing for the last two years has made us go through very difficult times. But it has also made us stronger and wiser. For one thing, the pandemic has made us realize the importance of diversifying our economic relations and not relying on only a few countries in our economic transactions.

I believe that Brazil and Türkiye are two of the best placed countries that can turn this crisis into an opportunity for their relationship and shape a better future for their peoples by further deepening and diversifying their cooperation.

In fact, we are happy to note that the bilateral trade volume between Türkiye and Brazil has already reached almost 5 billion dollars. The growth we have achieved in our trade volume in 2021 despite the pandemic is a result of both the strong political will of the two countries’ leadership, and the invaluable efforts of our business circles. We now hope to increase and diversify our trade and investments as well as our technical cooperation.

In this respect, Türkiye and Brazil bear great similarities in the potentials that they possess. Apart from our complementary economic traits, the most striking similarity is our dynamism. As it is written in flag of Brazil, progress is essential for us too. And that makes us all the more confident for what more we can and will achieve in the future.

This and next year we are also going to have a special opportunity to enhance our cultural relations too. Indeed, this year you are celebrating the bicentennial of the founding of Brazil and next year we will be celebrating the centennial of the founding of the Republic of Türkiye. Together we will be organizing many cultural and academic events which will bring our peoples closer in these two years.

One other area which brings our peoples closer is tourism. With the end of the pandemic we hope to have record numbers of people visiting each other’s country. With its beautiful nature and rich culture Brazil no doubt has a very big potential in international tourism. As another main touristic destination in the world for the past few decades, Türkiye is ready to deepen its cooperation with Brazil.

In conclusion, there are a wide range of areas where we can and should cooperate more intensively to the benefit of our peoples. Beyond bilateral issues, we believe our two countries can also make a positive difference by working together on global issues too. We are going through immensely challenging times in terms of international peace and security as evident by the tragic war in Ukraine and our countries with their vast experiences and capabilities can indeed bring an added value to how we address these matters of common concern. Türkiye is ready and willing to partner with Brazil in this endeavor.