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Erdogan makes statement at opening ceremony of Turkey innovation week

Erdogan makes statement at opening ceremony of Turkey innovation week

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Turkey Innovation Week which was organized on Thursday at the Istanbul Congress Center, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued his criticism of a very popular Turkish series for its portrayal of the Ottoman ruler Suleiman the Magnificent and his harem. "Some people claim that our history is nothing but wars, swords, machinations, strife and, unfortunately, harems. We will not see our history in that way despite some, who are not among us, intentionally trying to reflect it in that way," Erdogan said, adding that ladies of Byzantium expressed their desire to see the Ottoman [male] turban instead of a Cardinal's conical hat to lead them, when Fatih Sultan Mehmet's armies captured Istanbul, known as Constantinople at time. Erdogan added that as the world population is aging, Turkey stands in a much more advantageous point with its dynamic and young population. "The secret of success is not labor or capital or something else. Its human, if I must define it with one word," Erdogan added.

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