"A fairer world is possible." This is the title of the book written by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and released yesterday.
This is a book that presents its vision after 2023 and as it states in its preface, the world should not depend only on the five great powers, noting that other countries must enter in order to become fairer.
The book, entitled "Daha Adil Bir Dünya Mümkün" (A fairer world is possible), was published by Turkuvaz Kitap, a subsidiary of Turkuvaz Media Holding, which has close ties to Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party ( AKP). The book can be purchased for 40 TL ($ 4,82) in bookstores and 32 TL ($ 3,86) online.
Fahrettin Altun, Erdogan's director of communications, wrote on Twitter on Sunday that Erdogan's book would be available to readers on Monday, adding: "We are very excited. "Erdogan made a great effort to write this book, which above all offers a specific proposal for the restructuring of the United Nations."
"President Erdogan underlines the need for comprehensive reform, especially in the United Nations Security Council, in the book, where he also draws attention to the problems of legitimacy, functionality, inclusiveness, representation and governance of the United Nations," according to the website. of the communications department.
"In a world where children die and are killed, no one is innocent. . Justice is one of the most pressing issues on the world stage today. Unfortunately, the institutions responsible for establishing universal justice are in a state of inactivity. "At a time when mercy is lost, we have a responsibility to be representatives of justice and the voice of conscience," Erdogan wrote in his book.
All proceeds from the book, which is translated into English, Arabic, German, French, Russian and Spanish, will be donated to the Disaster Management and Emergency Presidency (AFAD), according to the communications directorate's website.
The first criticisms of Erdogan's writing
But he did not have time to appear on the shelves of bookstores and some daredevils rushed to criticize the author and the author himself.
"Those who wrote the book of injustice say, 'A fairer world is possible.' "Actions speak louder than words," Haida Kaya, a lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP), wrote on Twitter, noting the differences between Erdogan's book and his actions.
Erdal Axinger, a former member of parliament for the Republican People's Opposition Party (CHP), wrote on Twitter: "It is said that Erdogan wrote a book. The name of the book is "A fairer world is possible". I wonder how he could find time to write a book if there is someone who said: “I do not have time to read books. "My friends are telling summaries." Or maybe he gave a summary and his friends wrote it. "
Journalist Fatih Portakal also expressed doubts about Erdogan's ability to write a book, tweeting: "I wonder if he really found time to write this book. I do not think. I will take it and read it. "I will try to understand what a just order it will bring to the world in a country where injustice is a way of governing."