Article by Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu titled ''We still have time to construct a peaceful future'' published on the occasion of Bled Strategic Forum, 29 August 2022 Article by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu published in New Straits Times, 4 August 2022 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 newspaper titled ''Time to Work for a New Impetus in Türkiye-Sri Lanka Relations'', 28 January 2022 Article by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu Published in Khaleej Times, 11 February 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 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 Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu published in New Straits Times, 4 August 2022


Tapping the potential: Türkiye and Malaysia

New Straits Times, 4 August 2022

I am delighted to visit Malaysia once again. It is always heart-warming to be in this brotherly country with which we enjoy vibrant relations through a positive agenda.

His Excellency Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob's visit to Türkiye last month confirmed our mutual commitment to further advance our relations in every possible field, and revealed the longstanding and promising nature of our cooperation.

During the said visit, His Excellency President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ismail Sabri decided to elevate our bilateral relations to the level of "Comprehensive strategic partnership".

I hope that with my visit, we will pave new avenues of cooperation and strengthen existing ones.

Türkiye as a sectoral dialogue partner of Asean and in line with its "Asia Anew" initiative, aims at fully realising opportunities with the Asian countries.

To this end, Malaysia, with its key position in its region and within Asean, has a special place in our ties with the continent.

Last year, despite the pandemic, our bilateral trade volume increased significantly and reached US$3.54 billion.

We endeavour to achieve our trade volume target of US$5 billion soon and realise our mutual commitment in fulfilling the considerable potential in trade and elevate it to greater levels.

I believe that post-Covid recovery of our economies and the expansion of our bilateral free trade agreement to include services, investments and e-commerce will also be instrumental in achieving our targets.

As we also observe the increasingly complex global security environment, defence industry stands out as a promising field for cooperation.

In that regard, mutual investment opportunities have the potential to create an increased impetus in our economic ties.

We are willing to work together in a wide range of areas, including security and defence, economy, trade and investment, education, health, tourism and culture. Türkiye has always been one of the most popular tourism destinations for Malaysians.

Since we enjoy shared values and strong people-to-people ties, I believe that diversifying our cooperation will benefit both countries and be cherished by our brotherly peoples.

We share a similar vision on many issues ranging from the problems of ummah to international and regional challenges.

I am pleased to observe that the leaderships of both Türkiye and Malaysia are well aware that in today's globalised world, even regional problems have global impacts.

Solutions for them can only be achieved through multilateral engagement and a comprehensive framework.

Furthermore, the changing dynamics of our respective regions and beyond, require like-minded partners to cooperate and collaborate more than ever.

Bearing these in mind, we attach importance to deepening our cooperation with Malaysia in regional and international organisations as well.

I believe that Türkiye and Malaysia can contribute significantly to solving regional and global problems by working together at multilateral fora.

The unprecedented challenge posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and regional crises with global ramifications, such as the war in Ukraine, reminded us once again the importance of multilateral cooperation.

We are committed to address challenges by utilising every platform and are ready to take the necessary initiatives, from ensuring food security to sharing our Covid-19 vaccine Turkovac, as well as the technology and know-how behind it.

All in all, Türkiye continues to do its part and remains resolute to collaborate with friends and partners like Malaysia.

In conclusion, despite being separated geographically, our countries remain closely connected by common values and objectives.

Therefore, I am confident that Türkiye and Malaysia will further deepen their multi-dimensional relationship in the coming years by drawing upon the strength and support of their people.