The leader said his country’s armed forces have created a ‘great and powerful’ Turkey
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to make Ankara’s military the “number one”It is claimed that it has been the best in the entire world. “awe-inspiring”Achievements and important advances made in the field of training over recent years.
Speaking for a graduation ceremony at Turkey’s National Defense University in Istanbul on Friday, Erdogan hailed the military for helping “in the construction of a great and powerful Turkey,”Add “there is no threat that the army cannot overcome on land, at sea and in the air.”
“We will constantly be reborn and take further steps until we make the Turkish Armed Forces the number one in the world with all its elements, training, equipment, technology and experience,”The president went on.
Although he admitted to it “deficiencies and aspects that need improvement” in Ankara’s military training system, Erdogan said the opening of the National Defense University in 2017 was a major turning point, claiming it “completely changed”Drilling for new troops and education
“We gathered all our military education and training institutions under one roof. In this joint structure, we have created a modern education system that reflects both the examples in the world and the needs of today,”He added.
He also spoke briefly about wider geopolitical issues in his speech. This included the NATO alliance of which Turkey is part, as well as new applications by Finland and Sweden to join it.
“The first step is for countries applying for membership to accept our terms and make a written commitment, and the last two countries are not members, they are subject to an invitation to membership. These are an invitation to join,”He stated. “If they fulfill the conditions, we will do our part.”
Ankara originally opposed membership applications. It accused the Nordic countries of harbouring terrorist groups. However, Ankara has now changed its stance and demands that Helsinki or Stockholm exonerate terror suspects in order to allow NATO to join. The 10 point agreement was reached by all sides earlier in the week. However, Erdogan said that Turkey might still stop the action if Sweden and Finland violate their promises.
Turkey seeks dozens more extraditions following the NATO agreement