Presidential High Advisory Board convened under the chairmanship of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The closed-door meeting at the Presidential Complex was attended by Board members İsmail Kahraman, Bülent Arınç, Cemil Çiçek, Köksal Toptan, Mehmet Ali Şahin, Yıldırım Akbulut, Director of Communications Fahrettin Altun, and Director of Administrative Affairs of the Presidency Metin Kıratlı.
Director of Communications Fahrettin Altun made a statement regarding the Presidential High Advisory Board meeting and noted the following:
“During the meeting, “the effects of the Law no. 6284 on the Protection of Family and Prevention of Violence and Istanbul Convention on our family structure”, “awareness activities to protect and improve Turkish” and “actions that need to be undertaken against groundless allegations of ‘Armenian genocide’” were the topics discussed.
The efforts to strengthen our family structure, the foundation of our society, and to prevent violence against women utterly were discussed in detail and, in this context, solutions proposed to improve the law no. 6284 were brought forward.”
Expressing that protection and improvement of Turkish had been discussed during the meeting, Altun said:
“Our language, Turkish, is among the exclusive languages of the world and establishes a strong bond with brotherly people on very wide geography. Its protection and improvement, as well as its transfer to future generations, have been discussed during the meeting.
The meeting also focused on activities aimed at enhancing the reputation of the Turkish language and discussed ways to fight against the threats of language degeneration and cultural alienation by producing outstanding works and scientific studies.”
Noting that efforts to fight against groundless allegations regarding the events of 1915 were also raised during the meeting, Altun said:
“Members of the High Advisory Board indicated that some circles were attempting to use the groundless Armenian genocide allegations regarding the events of 1915 as a means to divide our nation, which never compromised its unity.”
During the meeting, members of the Board examined the views expressed in the domestic and international public opinion and discussed ways to avoid attempts of disinformation on this topic as well as the best diplomatic initiatives to prevent activities targeting our country.
Members of the High Advisory Board have also reiterated our resolve to safeguard the interests of our country and the unity of our nation.”