The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, recently spoke at a meeting organized by the Union of Chambers of Tradesmen and Craftsmen in Antalya. In his speech, Çavuşoğlu praised President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s leadership and highlighted the support that has been provided to tradesmen and craftsmen under his administration.
Furthermore, Çavuşoğlu discussed the situation in Sudan, where there is currently a war environment. He explained that Turkish employees had been evacuated from the embassy due to security concerns, and that Turkey was also involved in efforts to stop the war in Libya.
Çavuşoğlu went on to emphasize the importance of tradesmen and craftsmen in Turkish society, noting their deep-rooted tradition dating back to Akhism and Ahi Evran-ı Veli. He said that Turkey would continue to support these professions, with initiatives like the artisan ahi-order fund and the Law on Tradesmen and Craftsmen Professional Organizations.
Finally, Çavuşoğlu stressed that Turkey’s future lies in production, productivity, and growth, and that the country’s small-scale tradesmen will be critical in achieving these goals. The government plans to provide support for small tradesmen to do business with larger companies, strengthen the institutional and financial structures of professional organizations, and develop investment incentive models for artisans to use renewable energy.
Overall, Çavuşoğlu’s speech highlighted Turkey’s commitment to supporting tradesmen and craftsmen, as well as its involvement in regional conflicts.