The artisan sector in Turkey has a tradition that is not found anywhere else in the world.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is speaking at the 21st Ordinary General Assembly of the Confederation of Turkish Tradesmen and Craftsmen (TESK).

Highlights from President Erdogan’s speech:

-I am very happy to be with the tradesmen and craftsmen of Turkey. Shopkeepers are ahi, brothers, a symbol of bravery and bravery. He is a person of heart who brings halal sustenance to his household. They are the connoisseurs who open their shop with basmala every morning and close it by saying alhamdulillah. They became the guarantor of our nation’s existence.

– Among our people martyred by FETO’s scoundrels, there were young boys who were only 15 years old, our women, our soldiers, as well as many tradesmen and craftsmen. My plumber, shoemaker, furniture maker brother challenged tanks and planes throughout the night, while some were flocking to ATMs, making deals with the putschists and escaping through the tanks.

-If we are still living with our heads held high despite all the attacks and perfidy, it is because our nation stands up for its values.

-In our culture, tradesmen and craftsmen are not just traders. It is not just a merchant who buys and sells goods. We, the tradesmen, are primarily ahi, that is, brothers, beyond all their qualifications. It is a symbol of bravery, courage and valor. It is the people of the heart who bring halal sustenance to their households with the motto ‘Be correct in shopping, measure and weighing’. Our artisans and craftsmen have been the guarantee of our nation’s existence since the Seljuk period, where the foundations of the Ahi organization were laid. Throughout history, they have always been on the road, orphans, strangers, travelers; She was embraced, clothed and fed by our ahi organization.

-We did not allow anyone to be out in the open or in trouble. Our state did not leave its citizens helpless during the epidemic.


– The culture of Akhism has a great contribution in our country’s warding off economic and social crises with the least damage compared to other states in the world. We have seen that our shopkeepers make great sacrifices, especially during the pandemic period. Our tradesmen and craftsmen acted with a spirit of mobilization.

Our state has always stood by its tradesmen. Despite the unreasonable calls of the opposition, we did not take decisions that would make our nation pay a price. “Where is this state?” We did not resort to any way that would make you say.


– In addition to loss of income and rent support, our 3 and 5 thousand TL grant supports contributed to the protection of cash flow. In this process, we transferred 4.6 billion TL to the market.

In the days when global trade came to a standstill, we did not take decisions that would make our tradesmen pay a price, despite the raunchy calls of the opposition.

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