Foreign Minister Mevlüt ÇavuşoğluEmphasizing that the strengthening and deepening partnership of Turkey and Poland will be the guarantee of peace and prosperity in the region, “Today, the determined will to further develop our relations, our strong alliance ties and the common values we share are the pillars of our strategic partnership.” used the phrase.
Çavuşoğlu wrote an article for Cennik Gazeta Pravna, which is published in Poland.
Stating that the two countries have shaped mutual friendship ties with their deep-rooted history of more than 600 years, Çavuşoğlu said:
“Our diplomatic relations started with the delegation sent by King Wladyslaw Jagiello II to the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet I in 1414. Our ancestors always supported the independence and territorial integrity of Poland; they did not even hesitate to go to war for this cause. The same tradition continued in the Republican period. Turkey did not recognize the occupation of Poland during the Second World War.
Emphasizing that Poland also responded to Turkey’s attitude with the same sense of friendship, Çavuşoğlu reminded that Poland sided with Turkey during the tough years of struggle after the First World War and that it was the first European country to sign a friendship treaty with the Republic of Turkey.
Stating that the long-standing friendship of the two countries spread over a wide spectrum from politics to the military, from economy and trade to culture and education, Çavuşoğlu noted that with the declaration signed in 2009, the bilateral cooperation reached the level of strategic partnership.
“Today, the determined will to further develop our relations, our strong alliance ties and the common values we share are the pillars of our strategic partnership,” Çavuşoğlu said. used the phrase.
Stating that the political dialogue continues uninterruptedly at all levels, Çavuşoğlu emphasized that the five agreements signed during Polish President Andrzej Duda’s visit to Turkey in May gave a new impetus to bilateral relations and deepened the strategic partnership.
Stating that the bilateral trade volume, which is expected to exceed 8 billion dollars this year, will soon reach the 10 billion dollars target set by the presidents of the two countries, Çavuşoğlu said, “We also attach importance to increasing mutual investments. We are ready to implement it.” made its assessment.
Noting that they see human relations as a very important dimension of Turkey-Poland friendship, Çavuşoğlu continued as follows:
“The grandchildren of Poles, who settled on the land allocated to them in Istanbul with the decree of Sultan Abdülmecit, live in Polonezköy (Adampol) near Istanbul and symbolize the friendship between our peoples. Today, our Polish friends who come to our country as tourists form the humanitarian bridge between the two countries. We aim to increase our Polish friends, whom we host in our country with our unique tourism infrastructure, to 1.5 million in the next few years.”
“Our strengthening and deepening partnership will also be the guarantor of peace and prosperity in our region”
Noting that Poland, which is the most preferred Erasmus+ Program country for Turkish students, has hosted approximately 39 thousand Turkish students since 2004, Çavuşoğlu stated that more than 6 thousand Polish students study in Turkey.
“We see student and lecturer exchange programs as the most important investment in the future of our relations,” Çavuşoğlu said. used the phrase.
Emphasizing that Turkey and Poland are aware of the value of alliance ties and transatlantic relations within NATO, Çavuşoğlu said, “This year, our F-16 aircraft deployed at Malbork base as part of NATO’s air policing activity, and the maritime patrol aircraft sent by Poland within the scope of assurance measures adapted to our country and Its military mission is the best example of both our solidarity and the commitment of our countries to the ‘360 degree security’ understanding.” made its assessment.
Underlining that this cooperation continues with the “Turkey-Poland-Romania Trilateral Cooperation” process with Romania’s inclusion, Çavuşoğlu stated that they aim to further develop this process at the level of foreign ministers in the coming period.
Reminding that Turkey fully supports Poland’s NATO membership, Çavuşoğlu stated that they also appreciate Poland’s support for Turkey’s EU membership.
“In this context, Turkey and Poland’s joint membership of all Euro-Atlantic institutions, in other words Turkey’s EU membership, will make a meaningful contribution to the stability, security and prosperity of this geo-strategic region and beyond,” Çavuşoğlu said. used his statements.
Çavuşoğlu stated the following in the article:
“We are pleased to follow the Polish-led regional cooperation, especially the Three Seas Initiative, which was initiated under the leadership of Poland and aims to develop energy, transportation and digital infrastructure in the region between the Black Sea-Adriatic-Baltic seas. As Turkey, we are ready to contribute to these projects. Mutual “We have the absolute will to continue the relations between Turkey and Poland, based on interests and friendship, by getting stronger on this positive ground. Our strengthening and deepening partnership will also be the guarantee of peace and prosperity in our region.”
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