The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, opened up discussing several major issues with Türkiye is dealing with, which prove its ability and position as major global player.

Erdogan confirmed that the return of relations between his country and Egypt to their previous state will reflect positively on regional problems, especially the Syrian issue.

Erdogan said, “The return of our relations with Egypt to a better state than before may enable us to achieve positive results in many regional problems, especially in the Syrian issue”.

Erdogan added that his country will work to double the volume of its trade with Egypt and revive the high-level strategic cooperation council between the two parties.

Regarding his meeting with his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al Sisi, on the sidelines of the G20 summit, Erdogan said, “They invited us to Egypt first, and we told them that we are waiting for you in Türkiye, and the relevant ministers and intelligence chiefs will work to organize the date of the visit, and we will take our steps accordingly”.

He indicated that he informed Sisi during the meeting that he would approve the credentials of the appointed Egyptian ambassador to Türkiye.

Erdogan added: “Together, we will raise relations between Türkiye and Egypt to the level they deserve as soon as possible, as both countries have great potential economically and commercially”.

On the other hand, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Türkiye is the most suitable line for traffic from east to west in the economic corridor project between India, the Middle East and Europe.

This came in a statement he made to reporters during his return from India, which hosted the summit of leaders of the G20 countries.

Erdogan said, “There will be no corridor without Türkiye and the most suitable line for traffic from east to west is the line crossing from Türkiye”.

He added that the global price of natural gas in Türkiye will be determined, during the coming period, through the concrete steps that will be taken in establishing the natural gas base.

Regarding the medium-term economic program that Türkiye announced last week, Erdogan said, “The results of the medium-term economic program have increased the vitality of the markets, and we hope that credit will begin to flow from abroad to Türkiye”.

He added: “During our upcoming trip to the United States, we will meet with many brands that have investments in our country and we will hold direct talks with them”.

He stated that a Washington-based financial institution provided $550 million to finance a petrochemical facility in the Turkish state of Adana, in addition to Turkish-Algerian discussions on energy investments in Türkiye, adding, “This financing is very important for investment”.

He said: “The development of our economy with the supportive steps we have provided and the dynamism of the private sector attracts investors from the United States and various countries, and if we are able to increase the volume of our trade with the United States from less than $20 billion in 2019 to more than $32 billion in 2022, and this means that we will reach our goal of $100 billion”.

He stressed that with balanced policies and structural reforms, inflation rates will be reduced to single digits again.

He continued: “At this time next year, we will clearly see inflation continuing to decline”.

He stressed that structural reforms will strongly support financial and monetary policy, expressing his belief that Türkiye’s credit rating will have to be raised”.

Regarding the grain shipping agreement through the Black Sea, Erdogan said, “The people of Western countries must know that Türkiye is the only one trying to prevent a global food crisis because it is diligently seeking to reopen the grain shipping corridor through the Black Sea”.

He added that Türkiye will be at every table as a stabilizing force to prevent the world from being dragged into a new food, energy, or other crisis, and to prevent more bloodshed.

Regarding his visit to Sochi, Russia, last week, Erdogan pointed to his meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.

He explained that Putin spoke about Russia’s possibility of shipping one million tons of grain in the first stage via the Black Sea.

Erdogan indicated that these issues were discussed in detail in his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to Sochi, and said that Putin told him that the promises made by the West had not been fulfilled.

He added that the Turkish side discussed with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during the G20 summit the sending of one million tons of grain to poor African countries with Qatari-Russian-Turkish cooperation.

He pointed out that Türkiye made intensive diplomatic efforts to establish peace from the first moment of the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian war, stressing the need for Western countries to fulfill their promises regarding the grain shipment initiative.

He said that Türkiye has proposed to the Russian President the shipment of one million tons at the present time, while Ankara continues to urge Russia to increase this quantity.

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