Minister calls on Turkish mothers to ‘change lullabies’ to emphasize Erdoğan’s ‘2071 aims’
AMASYAForestry and Water Affairs Minister Veysel Eroğlu has called on mothers to change the lullabies they sing to their children in order to emphasize the government’s “aims for 2071,” state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
“You will no longer say to your children: ‘Go to sleep and grow.’ You will say: ‘Sleep and rise, my son. The target is 2071. You will realize the footsteps of the Great Turkey,’” Eroğlu said at an opening ceremony in the Black Sea province of Amasya on Nov. 2, adding that “women have some missions.”
“Turkey is a great and strong country, but there is only one way to survive in this region. That way is securing a stronger economy, stronger intuitions and a stronger army. We are succeeding in these great targets, with God’s blessing. But we shouldn’t forget that if a country has no such aims, it is erased from history. This nation’s children will succeed in these three targets, which were identified by our president,” he added.
The first target is to make Turkey become one of the 10 great economies in the world by 2023, Eroğlu said.
“There is also a target that belongs to the youth: The year 2053 will be the 600th anniversary of the Ottoman conquest of Istanbul. The youth will carry Turkey one step further in this year. We believe in they will plant our flag further,” he added.
“Newly born babies will convert Turkey to become a global power by 2071, which is the 1,000th anniversary of the Battle of Manzikert … I want to emphasize this especially. Turkey has fortune, my brothers and sisters,” Eroğlu said.
Ahead of his statement, Eroğlu visited Amasya Governor Salih Işık in his office and was informed about new projects being carried out in the province.