Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Ersoy said, “Turkish series are watched in 173 countries of the world. As the Ministry, we have carried out very serious work on this issue. A study revealed that the first reason why people learn Turkish in foreign countries is Turkish TV series.” said.
Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Ersoy attended the "3rd Congress" organized by the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) at the Atatürk Cultural Center. He attended the "Media Meetings" meeting.
Minister Ersoy, who came together with media representatives and held consultations, stated in his speech at the opening that he always attaches importance to meeting with sector representatives and said, “The opinions of our stakeholders constitute the most basic reference for the decisions we make. As a result, special fields such as culture, art and media can exist through the productions of actors. In this respect, I would like to state that, as people in the sector, I attach great importance to your evaluations.” said.
Minister Ersoy pointed out that the competition between the great powers of the world is through media and cultural tools and said:
“We observe that great powers use media and cultural tools most effectively in economic competition, political areas, tourism and international relations. Today, at this point we can say this very clearly; The world's most influential countries and even companies are in a race to manage and direct the media power as they wish in accordance with their own interests. Unfortunately, those who were most negatively affected by these manipulations were the societies that thought the information they received from the media was reliable. This situation is the subject of serious discussions and scientific research at the most respected universities in the world.
In addition, the rapid dissemination of discourses developed in traditional media through new media tools can have an effect that deepens the problem. As you will appreciate, in the face of such a situation, we cannot stand by and watch international manipulations, political and economic manipulations, the conditioning of societies as they wish, and the violation of individuals' freedoms. In the face of this bombardment, our primary duty should be to protect and strengthen our country, our people and our media. “We have to take precautions to strengthen our social and individual immune system against media manipulations.”
“When We Say Türkiye Century, We Are Not Just Talking About Political and Economic Goals”
Emphasizing that they have set goals for the 2nd century of the Republic to be the "Turkey Century" and that, as a state, they will not leave the citizens to the fate of international conspiracies, Minister Ersoy said, "If we really want this second century to be the Turkey Century, at this point, it is a duty that falls on everyone who loves their country and its people." We must not forget that it is a duty. When we say Türkiye Century, we are not just talking about political and economic goals. The steps taken in terms of political, economic, technological and defense industry towards Turkey's Century goals are, of course, very, very important. However, there are also things to be done in different areas that have become a global power.” made his assessment.
Minister Mehmet Ersoy pointed out that they will take steps to increase the capacity of the Turkish media and the world of culture and art to become a global power, within the goals of the Turkey Century, and said:
“First of all, we must protect our country and media against all kinds of international manipulations. We have to be careful against effects that will harm our social structure. We want the Turkish media to be one of the most reliable media in the world. We believe that effective, strong and objective Turkish media should protect our children, family structure and social values. We do not want terrorist groups, which have become the toys of international powers, to direct our media. "In addition to this awareness, our other goal is to increase the global value of the Turkish media and culture industry."
“The First Reason Why People Learn Turkish in Foreign Countries is Turkish TV Series”
Underlining that Turkey is the country that exports the most TV series after the USA, Minister Ersoy said, “Turkish TV series are watched in 173 countries of the world. As the Ministry, we have carried out very serious work on this issue. We attached great importance to the promotion of our country. Thanks to the agency we established, we have promoted Turkey and Turkish culture in more than 200 countries. In this way, as a result of the interest in Turkish TV series, there is intense interest in our language and culture all over the world. "An international study recently conducted by RTÜK and our Yunus Emre Institute revealed that the first reason why people learn Turkish in foreign countries is Turkish TV series." said.
Minister Mehmet Ersoy underlined that they aim to increase cooperation with representatives of the media and cultural world and said, “On this issue, our President states that Turkish production companies should be included in the international arena in every environment. In this respect, we are ready to do our part. We must not forget that in the Turkish Century, generations that have educated themselves in every field, who read, understand and question the impositions coming from outside, and who produce values for the age they live in can only be raised thanks to this awareness.”
After the program, Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Ersoy opened the "Republic Exhibition" organized by Turkuaz Media at Istanbul Atatürk Cultural Center.