Speaking at the Sixth International Turkish Language Convention in Ankara, Erdogan said that "how many words and expressions Turkish youth utilize while communicating carries high importance."
"We watch with appreciation the efforts of the Turkish Language Association (TDK) to promote the Turkish language," Erdogan said.
Such efforts are important not only for the 70 million Turks in Turkey but also for those living out of the country, Erdogan stressed.
Following his speech, Erdogan inaugurated a Turkish dictionary, prepared by the TDK, on the internet.
Another participant at the convention was Turkish State Minister Mehmet Aydin.
Aydin stressed that societies who use Turkish for communication must establish "a master strategy and a strong process among themselves."
Unless a long term plan and project is initiated, it would be difficult to carry Turkish from yesterday to today and from today to tomorrow, Aydin said.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 21 Ekim 2008, 09:21