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 Published in El Mercurio (Chile), 30 October 2017
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

As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization marks its 70th anniversary, we all need a robust NATO more than ever. In an era of unpredictability and complexity, the world is fraught with risks and challenges which none of our countries can address alone.

Over the course of its remarkable history, this Alliance has done more than protect the territorial integrity and wellbeing of its member states. It has safeguarded and advanced the set of values and norms that became central to the rules-based international order. NATO has stood tall for just causes time and again, both politically and on the battlefield. It has been an invaluable forum for political and defence consultations among allies.

The foreign ministers of the Alliance meet this week in Washington at a juncture when we know for sure that the waters ahead will be choppy in many respects. Yet, despite significant challenges, we also have hardy assets, the biggest of which is our precious Alliance. All allies are committed to Euro-Atlantic and European security. What we need is more mutual-understanding, empathy and display of solidarity when one of us feels threatened. We are all safer when we are sensitive to the threat perceptions of one another and ensure airtight solidarity.

Take the threat of terrorism. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, terrorism as a global threat requires our Alliance to speak power to truth in defense of our shared objectives and values. Political solidarity can be as vital as the support that NATO could materially extend to its members. As obvious as that sounds, it is markedly absent even as Turkey fights terrorists, including against Daesh, the PKK and its Syrian arm, the PYD/YPG. Without Turkey’s active measures, Daesh could not have been defeated. Yet, some of our allies have adopted a disjointed approach by insisting on partnering with a terrorist group (PYD/YPG) in an effort to defeat another (DAESH). That has to change.

NATO is an unmatched success story. For seven decades, NATO has been contributing to peace and security, assuring the security of allies, displaying forward presence in the eastern part of the Alliance and ensuring standing presence at sea and in the air. Turkey is a leading contributor in all these efforts.

The emerging security environment around us will test our capabilities, cohesion and ability to take joint action as never before. The United States is right in underscoring the need for fair sharing of the defense burden. We must, however, also share the burden of risks by upholding the logic that what threatens one ally threatens the entire Alliance, backed by genuine, sincere cooperation and solidarity among allies. Supporting Turkey’s enemies, and resorting to economic and other leverages would poison the well for all allies.

NATO is and will continue to be central to Turkey’s defense and security policy, as has been the case for the past 67 years. I can say with much confidence that if we didn’t have NATO, the world would have been a much more dangerous place for all of us. Nonetheless, the biggest challenge that NATO faces is not this or that adversary. It’s rather the unity and cohesion among us, which can only be attained by being sensitive to each other’s interests and perceptions. The enduring basis of our unique and time honored Alliance remains the principle of one for all and all for one.