The media diplomacy efforts of Turkuvaz Media Group continue at an intense pace with contributions from the Sabah Columnists Club and the Daily Sabah Center for Policies Studies and the critically important support from the Prime Ministry Media and Information Administration to indicate what we want and hope for Turkey's new playmaker" role in Eurasia and to closely communicate Turkey's inclusive economic and trade diplomacy actions. Above all, I have to emphasize that the printed and digital documents that prove the malevolent coup attempts and the indisputable reality of the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) that was behind this serious terrorist attack, have had great impact on the media and nongovernmental organizations of the countries we visited. As a matter of fact, our contacts with representatives of both the media and the Turkish diaspora in Hamburg, which is situated as the center of German media, have been efficient and successful.
The Eighth Bosporus Summit we just attended under the title suited for this era's spirit: "Designing the Future: The World We Want," addressed the global environment where international institutions positioned as the defenders of globalization have actually failed and face a new challenge against humankind with all its details. Humanity has to take the necessary lessons from its mistakes, primarily from the wars of the last 100 years, and get ready to shape a new world for the future. For this goal, we need a strengthened cooperation structure between countries for energy and labor opportunities and in the sense of investment and financing opportunities that will render entrepreneurship a success. We need an inclusive approach that will harmonize the future worries of countries without young populations and those that have to create employment opportunities for their youthful populations and prevent a technology gap between nations.
During the three days, 179 speakers will be discussing 23 global and regional subjects including international basic income, the future of energy, the skillset for inclusive growth, sustainable development, overcoming humanitarian challenges for refugees and the development of urban transformation for sustainable cities and societies. In a world where globalization threatens basic professions in many countries, unemployment may even threaten the advancement of democracy. We need international cooperation in solving global and regional problems now more than ever.
Global call from the Bosporus Summit
Turkey has been leading many international organizations over the last 10 years with its rising role in global economy-politics and its playmaker power in Eurasia. The International Cooperation Platform (ICP) has been carrying out the Bosporus Summit, one of these organizations, under the presidency of the Republic of Turkey for eight years. The ICP has been successful in fitting almost 30 main sessions, round-table sessions and panels in three days by choosing a preferred agenda item in global economy-politics as a subject of discussion or main theme with its strategic partners on national and international level ranging from the Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM) and Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), and the U.N. While in the first Bosporus Summit eight years ago, the number of participant countries was around 20, at the eighth summit, 179 speakers, 123 of whom are foreign, prime ministers, deputy prime ministers, undersecretaries, businesspeople, academics, and media representatives from 72 countries, expressed their opinions, findings, and recommendations on global and regional issues.
During the summit, our ministers have shared with more than 1,000 distinguished participants from 72 countries the strength of the Turkish economy, the opportunities it carries, its goals and possibilities of cooperation, and during the three-day summit had various bilateral meetings with ministers and deputy ministers of guest countries. The business delegations from many countries realized important contacts with exporters' unions and members of Turkish business councils under the roof of TİM and Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK). This year's main theme, "Designing the Future: The New Challenge of Globalization," was shaped from the responsibilities Turkey is taking on in its region at an increasing rate over the last 10 years. Turkey, which has been hosting the World Humanitarian Summit and Humanitarian Finance Summit for the last two years, is realizing an important call for more democratic, more sharing, more just and more inclusive and sustainable development as the voice of the oppressed. The world's well-known politicians, thinkers, and academics have discussed the necessary steps for designing a world we all want.
For three days, from the global energy world to economic aspects of international sports and art, from regional security and defense industries to the expectations of Generation Z, who represent the players of new global economy-politics, were discussed in detail. The summit, where subjects ranged from China's Belt and Road project to Industry 4.0, from being an immigrant in the 21st century to developing technology based skills, Europe's common future and vision on Turkey and Turkey's megaprojects was successfully realized. Turkey and Istanbul's hosting global and regional meetings at this level will continue at the same pace.