On World Peace Day, Erdogan reaffirms Ataturk's principle 'peace at home, peace in the world'
In a message marking September 1 World Peace Day, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday said, "As a nation cherishing a civilization based on love, solidarity and tolerance, and in line with Ataturk's principle of 'Peace at home, Peace in the world,' we're determinedly continuing to preserve our identity and acting in line with this." Erdogan also stressed the need for full international solidarity and cooperation against terrorism, calling it a global problem. Also marking the day, Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin issued a message urging everyone to work for world peace through a common sense of responsibility shaped by lessons from past wars and tragedies. "Just as in years past, our country is continuing to pursue policies to reach the goal of 'Peace at Home, Peace in the World' set by our beloved Ataturk, and directed towards a peaceful world."