Article by Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu titled ''Terrorism has no nationality, ethnicity nor religion. FETO threatens humanity as a whole'' on the occasion of July 15 Coup Attempt, 15 July 2022 Article by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu published in Lidové Noviny, 7 June 2022 Article by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu published on the occasion of 25 May Africa Day 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, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Titled "Turkey - Africa Development Partnership: A Human-Oriented Approach"

African countries, today, are exerting every effort to overcome the challenges they face with their own resources and through their own mechanisms. Turkey is an ardent supporter of African solutions for African issues. With its wide diplomatic representation all around the Continent, Turkey stands with its African sisters and brothers in their quest for further development and prosperity.

Humanitarian diplomacy is one of the main component of Turkey’s approach towards Africa. Hosting the first-ever United Nations World Humanitarian Summit on 23-24 May is a clear sign of Turkey’s outstanding position in this field.

Our humanitarian engagements in the Continent, as well as other parts of the world, are aimed at introducing permanent solutions rather than makeshift remedies for structural problems. This humanitarian policy, comprising social responsibility projects, is conducted with the active involvement of Turkish civil society and business sector, and has achieved improving countless lives on the ground.

Development assistance with social awareness
In formulating and implementing development projects, the wellbeing of societies is always a priority of Turkey’s official development effort. In this regard, Turkey establishes infrastructure and takes necessary measures for the sustainability of these undertakings to the benefit of local societies and put emphasis on capacity building at every step of the way.

Take the example of two hospitals Turkey opened in conflict ridden regions: Darfur and Mogadishu. These training and research hospitals were officially inaugurated in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Turkish government could have taken the easy way by handing over the keys of the hospitals to the Sudanese and Somali authorities after completing the construction and refurbishment. Instead, Turkey, together with the local authorities, has established joint management teams for the hospitals for the next five-year-period. By doing so, we are ensuring both the high quality health services, provided by over 100 Turkish doctors and health professionals, and training the future local managers and staff of the hospitals.

NGOs in the field
Along with TİKA, our official development agency, Turkish NGOs have been one of the main instruments of Turkish development assistance towards African countries. Turkish doctors, as volunteers, have taken part in numerous health screening campaigns, organized by Turkish NGOs over 20 countries across the continent. Over a quarter million Africans have undergone health screenings and tens of thousands of them received free cataract surgeries, which enabled them to see their loved ones again, and for the first time in some cases.

Turkish NGOs also opened numerous water-wells where the water shortage not only effects the livelihood of the people but also caused intra-communal clashes. These wells also help the local economy and overall security on the ground.

Businessmen and do-gooder
Turkish businessmen and investors, while creating employment for local youth, are also developing corporate responsibility projects to alleviate the suffering of the people effected by the natural and man-made disasters.

For instance, Turkish companies in Ethiopia, have recently initiated a campaign for the victims of drought caused by El Nino. Under the coordination of TIKA and Turkish Embassy in Addis Ababa, and participation of the Alumni Association of Ethiopian Students who studied in Turkey, Turkish businessmen in Ethiopia donated over 350.000 US Dollars. The funds were used for provision of food for 3.000 families and animal feed for 5.000 households in Afar region, where the people were hit hardest by the drought.

Being one of the biggest air-carrier of the Continent with its regular flights to 48 destinations in Africa, Turkish Airlines has also displayed distinctive examples of corporate social responsibility. For instance, Turkish Airlines provided with the sustainable source of income over 600 families in Niger. The Airlines established rural health clinics in Uganda and rehabilitated two orphanages in Burkina Faso.

Empowering the women and the youth
Being aware of the women’s critical role in governance, peacebuilding, education and development, Turkey also realizes projects that aim at encouraging more women to participate actively in these areas. This approach is in line with the Agenda 2063 of the African Union. (AU)

In this regard, Turkish Small and Medium Business Development and Support Administration (KOSGEB), in collaboration with the Women, Gender and Development Directorate of the AU Commission organized a business trip for African women entrepreneurs to Istanbul on 21-23 December 2015 to exchange information and observe the good practices in Turkey. KOSGEB organized a similar event for Somali women and young entrepreneurs within the framework of the Somali High Level Partnership Forum which took place in İstanbul on 23-24 February 2016.

Last but not least, under the auspices of the First Lady Emine Erdoğan, we are launching in Ankara on 25 May 2016, an African Handcraft Bazaar that coincides with the African Day celebrations in Turkey. We are trying to make a modest but exemplary contribution to the social development efforts of African women. The main aim of the project is to help marketing African handcrafts produced by African women. This project is a good example of public and civil society collaboration in social responsibility projects for African societies.

For a better future
As one of the intrinsic part of our humanitarian diplomacy, we are committed to ensuring that the Turkish development assistance to African countries are in line with the priorities of African countries and African Union. We continue encouraging the Turkish NGOs and entrepreneurs to be socially aware of the current and future needs and requirements of the people, wherever they operate. This approach will remain as one of our ultimate operating principles in providing humanitarian and development assistance.

Taking this opportunity, I congratulate the Africa Day of all Africans and friends of Africa.