Book penned by Turkey’s Erdogan goes on sale

Book penned by Turkey’s Erdogan goes on sale
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06 September, 2021
A Fairer World Is Possible by Recep Tayyip Erdogan hit shelves on Monday and is expected to be translated into several languages.
Erdogan has been serving as the president of Turkey since 2014 [Getty]

A book written by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was released Monday, Anadolu news agency reported.

The book, A Fairer World Is Possible, details Turkey's struggles to cement its role among international players.

In it, Erdogan highlights the deadlocks he faced in global politics, including the refugee crisis, international terrorism, and Islamophobia.

He also slammed the "discrimination" and "double standards" faced through international organisations, such as the UN.

The president highlights what he perceives to be the problems in the global body, questioning its legitimacy, inclusiveness, efficiency, representation and governance.

Erdogan calls for a comprehensive reform of the body, suggesting a fairer representation system and the removal of veto privileges, which is currently limited to the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the US, UK, France, Russia, and China.

A Fairer World is Possible was published by Istanbul-based publishing house Turkuaz. It is expected to be translated into several languages, including English, Arabic, German, French, Russian and Spanish.

Erdogan has been serving as the president of Turkey since 2014. He previously served as prime minister of Turkey from 2003 to 2014 and as mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998.

Early in his premiership, Erdogan was praised as a role model for emerging Middle Eastern nations due to several reform packages initiated by his government, which expanded religious freedoms and minority rights as part of accession negotiations with the European Union.

However, his government underwent several crises, including a coup attempt in 2016 and corruption scandals.

Critics have accused the government of media intimidation, as well as the pursuit of an increasingly polarising political agenda.