First of all, I will mention two things. First; it is related to the statement "Turks are not sailors", I would like to point out that this is an insulting expression to Turks and is due to ignorance of history. The other is about how I draw the map of the Blue Homeland.
Unfortunately, in the past few years we have had the opportunity make sure that, despite strong development, people are still vulnerable, and humanity is going through difficult periods in which wise strategic decisions are needed, so that progress does not stop, so that cooperation continues, the relations between the states become deeper.
Kyrgyzstan and Turkey have been linked by a cultural bond since ancient times. Dynamic relations between Turkey and Kyrgyzstan are not only between countries, but also between peoples. This is a proof of the willingness to cooperate in the economic, social, international and especially military fields.
The historical and beautiful city of Istanbul has long been known as the bridge connecting the West and the East, and I hope that the current event will help to better understanding the two sides of the Bosporus Strait in order to reach a prosperous and developed region.
The theme of this conference; Post-security dilemmas, Integrations, Models and Asia is indeed appropriate considering the contemporary times that we live in because the threats to the national security of our respective nation-states has more than tripled thus posing complex security dilemmas.
The need for security is one of the basic human rights, and it includes not only protection from all-round sources and forms of threats, but also the availability of means for living for all subjects in one state.
This is the eighth event of Istanbul Security Conference series and thankfully it continued without interruption even during the pandemic. Istanbul plays well its own role, which fits both its historical backgrounds and Turkey itself, in such meetings, especially that of regional and global security policies.
First of all, where did the Istanbul Economics Congress originate from, why are we doing this program, I would like to make a very short summary, in fact, the first speech note is “Istanbul Economics Congress Proactive Past and Future”. This is Prof. Dr. An initiative that we started under the leadership of our teacher Sedat AYBAR. Four meetings were held as Istanbul Economics Talks and their reports were published.
Dear Ministers, Chief of Staff, bureaucrats, guests, welcome to the 7th Istanbul Security Conference, which is organized by TASAM. A series of important meetings, concerning the proactive aspects of security concept, will be held one after the other in different halls during the two-day schedule of the conference.
First of all, I sincerely welcome all our participants. I wish that the 6th Istanbul Security Conference and its sub-events, which we had to do online in 5 separate halls due to the pandemic this year, will produce strategic and historical results for our countries and the world.
Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is our duty to thank for this timely event to Chairman Mr. Abdullah Dadabhoy, President Lt.Gnl. Agha Umer Farooq, Secretary General Mr. Ahsan Mukhtar Zubairi, authorities of beautiful and brotherly Karachi and members of the CPSD for their perfect organization and warm hospitality.
I say sincerely "welcome" to ICWA's Vice President and his High Commission, Chiefs of Diplomatic Missions and all
Political Genius and Power Justice Building
On behalf of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC), I wish to congratulate the organizers of this Congress and I express our gratitude for inviting our Organization to attend this important event.
“Economy, Energy and Security; New Opportunities”
Esteemed members of the protocol, Mr. President, Distinguished participants, At the outset, I would like to greet you all on behalf of H.E. Halil Akıncı, Secretary General
Ambassador Leonidas CHRYSANTHOPOULOS,
Secretary General of the (BSEC), Black Sea Economic Cooperation
Permanent International Secretariat (Permis)
Hon’ble Adviser (Cabinet Minister) to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh for Public Administration Affairs
Director General of the Turkish - African Congress, TASAM Leadership, African Union Director, Executive Committee and Delegation, Different Organizations Present, All Protocol Observed …and Ladies and Gentlemen;
Dear Her Royal Highness Princess, Dear Minister, Dear Governors, Dear Ambassadors and all precious delegations be honoured from important defence institutions
Dear Ministers, Turkic Council Secretary General, Ambassadors, very precious participants who make the scene in Edirne from Turkic World and diasporas, local and foreign diplomats and representatives of missions as an observer, precious doyen academicians from Europe and America, ladies, gentlemen, precious press members, I would like to begin my speech with sharing my gratitude of being together in 3rd World Turkic Forum.
Our Dear Ministers, Our Dear Senators, Our Dear Representatives, Our Dear Deputies, Ambassadors, Our Dear Mayors, Our Dear Governors, Very Precious Delegation who participate into Turkic World and Diaspora from approximately sixty different countries.
Excellencies, Distinguished Participants, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to be invited to the 6th International Turkish-Asian Congress.
Very precious Deputy Prime Minister of ally and friend Kosovo, Mrs. Edita Tahiri, Very precious Governor of Edirne, Very precious Mayor, Honorable Ambassadors, Journalist Friends, Estimable Academicians, Ladies and Gentlemen.
Deputies both from Turkey and from ally and friend Turkish governments
Dear representatives of NGOs
Friends of Media Members
Ladies and Gentlemen