Turkey is well ahead of countries that have oil, money: Erdoğan
“Our biggest need is not money, oil, diamonds or weapons, but believing in the fact that we can succeed. We see those who have oil and those who also have money. Believe me, we are very well ahead of them,” Erdoğan said, speaking at the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey’s (TÜBİTAK) science awards ceremony held at the presidential palace in the capital Ankara.
He also reiterated that U.S. money failed to pass the resolution recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital during the U.N. General Assembly vote, with members ignoring Trump's threats to cut off aid to any country that stood against him.
“Look, did dollars solve the Jerusalem issue? Did dollars buy the world? They [U.S.] threw out so many threats, called the whole world by phone but 128 countries told the world giant that you cannot buy my will with dollars and rejected it. The truth prevailed,” Erdoğan said.