International leaders hosted by Erdogan

Speaking on the sidelines of the Alliance of Civilizations in Istanbul yesterday, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili defined Turkey as a regional leader.

“Turkey’s military and economy are strong, but there are also other powers like Turkey. In this case, what does Turkey have in addition to this economic and military power? In addition to setting an example, it has its views,” Saakashvili said.

For his part, Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer stressed that they were aware of the importance of Alliance of Civilizations, adding that the fight against intolerance should be conducted in each country.

As part of the summit, Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basendwah said, “All the Yemeni people call me Yemen’s Erdogan, which makes me proud of myself. We should stand against cruelty. We can do this through opposition to cruel governments.”

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