President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that it is everyone’s top priority to stand up to the deterioration of the family institution and to protect the family, which is the pillar of society.
Erdoğan sent a written message to the 1st International Family Symposium held at the Haliç Congress Center by the Istanbul Family Foundation with the main theme of “Family in the Digital Age”.
Wishing the symposium to be successful and beneficial in his message, Erdoğan congratulated the Istanbul Family Foundation for leading the organization of this important symposium. President Erdoğan thanked everyone who would contribute to the symposium with their opinions, evaluations and discussions.
Stating that the modern life and way of thinking that dominates the whole world, the family, which is the core of the society, is facing great threats, Erdoğan said in his message:
“The number of individuals who prefer to live alone is increasing day by day. Nursing homes for the elderly are increasing. While divorce rates are increasing, marriage rates are unfortunately decreasing. While people become more lonely in crowds, the inability to freeze the warmth of family and relatives causes serious traumas in all societies. Much worse, individual freedom. On behalf of humanity, it is the promotion of deviant lifestyles that are opposite to the common others, and the encouragement and even the imposition of distorted relationships through the media and social media. It is our top priority to stand up to the deterioration of the family institution and to protect the family, which is the main pillar of society.”
President Erdogan said, “I believe that the symposium, which was held at a time when threats to the family increased, will make meaningful contributions to the understanding of the importance of this sacred institution and to strengthening its position.” used the phrase.