35 Inspirational Recep Tayyip Erdogan Quotes On Success

1. “The whole world is an open, free market. No state can exist without the others.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

2. “If the people allow something to happen, it’s the right thing.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

3. “My own daughters weren’t able to study in Turkey because of their headscarves, so they went to the United States.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

4. “Similarly, gender-equality, supremacy of law, political participation, civil society, and transparency are among the indispensable elements that are the imperatives of democratization.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

5. “I cannot understand how sensible people still defend Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

6. “I am saying yes to criticism, but no to insults.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

7. “Even in the Western world, one cannot argue that the ideal has been achieved given the existence of issues like the integration, participation and representation of Muslim citizens, and occasional but lingering anti-Semitism.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

8. “If we look at history, we will see that regimes which persecute [their people] do not remain standing.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

9. “If during their education our youths become alienated from their language, history, ancestors, culture and civilization, it means there is a very serious educational problem there.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

10. “We are against the majority tyrannizing the minority. But we are definitely against the minority tyrannizing the majority.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

11. “We are seeing with great grief that America remains quiet as Turkey struggles against terrorism. Because there were promises given to us, and they need to be kept. If not, we can take care of our own business.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

12. “There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

13. “Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have to respect the Turkish Republic’s laws.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

14. “This (presidential) system will not bear any resemblance to dictatorships under the same name in Africa and Asia, (It) will be unique to Turkey, it will be like a bee making honey, taking something from every flower and giving us a taste of a truly different honey.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

15. “However, democracy cannot be defined as the existence of parliaments and elections alone.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

16. “Similarly, it is argued that the culture of Islam is incompatible with democracy. Basically, this conventional perspective of the Middle East thus contends that democracy in that region is neither possible nor even desirable.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

17. “According to this view, democracy is a product of western culture, and it cannot be applied to the Middle East which has a different cultural, religious, sociological and historical background.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

18. “Several experts on the Middle East concur that the Middle East cannot be democratized.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

19. “As a politician who cherishes religious conviction in his personal sphere, but regards politics as a domain belonging outside religion, I believe that this view is seriously flawed.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

20. “They cry press freedom, but (the raids) have nothing to do with it. We have no concern about what the EU might say, whether the EU accepts us as members or not, we have no such concern. Please keep your wisdom to yourself.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

21. “I am against nuclear weapons, regardless of whether they are in the hands of Iran or Israel or any Western country. But obviously some states are allowed to have weapons of mass destruction while others are not.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

22. “The knife in the hand of a murderer kills, but if you give it to a doctor he will heal with it.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

23. “Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb were not and never will be Jewish sites, but Islamic sites.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

24. “Forsake Alcohol, eat grapes instead!” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

25. “You cannot put women and men on an equal footing. It is against nature. They were created differently. Their nature is different. She should not laugh loudly in front of all the world and should preserve her decency at all times.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

26. “A confidence problem exists on the part of the people of the region who desire democratic rule in principle, but remain suspicious of both the fashion with which democratization is presented and the purposes of the democratic world.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

27. “We will not leave this nation at the mercy of YouTube and Facebook.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

28. “I don’t want to use the term “nuclear weapons” because those people in Iran who have authority say they are not building nuclear weapons. I make an appeal to the countries who do have nuclear weapons. They don’t consider them a nuclear threat. But let’s say a country that doesn’t have nuclear weapons gets involved in building them, then they are told by those that already have nuclear weapons that they oppose [such a development]. Where is the justice in that?” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

29. “Turkey is the gateway to the east for Europe, and the gateway to Europe for the east. We have a bridging function that Europe shouldn’t underestimate.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

30. “If some people keep saying that the press is still not free in Turkey, then I would like to say this: there has been a coup attempt in Turkey. And there are people siding with the coup plotters. And there are – there is also media outlets that have been against – that are against the coup attempt. So my question is that against the media that supported the coup, will the Turkish justice, judicial system, not take any steps? Of course it will.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

31. “Our religion has defined a position for women (in society): motherhood. Some people can understand this, while others can’t. You cannot explain this to feminists because they don’t accept the concept of motherhood.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

32. “Germany and Turkey are two countries that need each other. As political leaders we will leave our offices one day, but our people will remain and have to get along with each other. So we should not give them negative messages.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

33. “We’ll eradicate Twitter. I don’t care what the international community says. Everyone will witness the power of the Turkish Republic. There is now a scourge that is called Twitter. The best examples of lies can be found there. To me, social media is the worst menace to society. They came to me with this case of Twitter ignoring case of smeared housewife. I said, let’s solve this.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

34. “The best examples of lies can be found there. To me, social media is the worst menace to society.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan

35. “It is impossible to preserve my friendship with people who are allegedly leaders when they are attacking their own people, shooting at them, using tanks and other forms of heavy weaponry.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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