Erdogan: Turkey has strengthened its position among modern and democratic countries
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a message on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day on December 10 and the 64th anniversary of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, saying that guaranteeing fundamental rights and freedoms has become a common objective for the entire world. "Our country will continue to make constructive contributions to the democratic process of change and transformation in our region," Erdogan said. Touching on the government’s performance with regard to the issue, Erdogan said that Turkey has strengthened its position among modern and democratic countries in international society thanks to its achievements. "Our reform efforts are underway in order to protect and improve fundamental rights and freedoms of our citizens. The introduction of individual right to petition the Constitutional Court, Parliament’s enactment of the Law on Public Auditor and the Law on Human Rights Institution of Turkey, as well as the measures taken for rapid and effective course of jurisdiction are among the concrete examples of our will that we have recently put forth," Erdogan noted, adding that at a time when important changes occur both in our region and worldwide in the field of human rights and democratization, Turkey is proud to have become one of the cited examples about the issue.