As the political and social atmosphere in the international system is rapidly evolving in favor of discriminatory figures, the warm meeting between Erdogan and the pope was extremely valuable.
President Erdogan’s meeting with Pope Francis should be welcomed as an important opportunity to work for a common agenda of peace, security and friendship in a world of growing racism, intolerance, ignorance and violence.
President Erdogan’s visit to the Vatican was significant as it was the first time in 59 years that a Turkish president had visited the city.
The solidarity between the Pope and Erdogan on Jerusalem promises to prevent Europe’s isolation and revive the bloc’s relationship with Turkey.
The fact that Pope Francis failed to use the word “Rohingya” when talking about oppression in Myanmar, has been labelled by the international community as a “missed opportunity.”