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The keys of Success of the Turkish prototype
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
At CSID headquarters

The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy organized a lecture by Dr. Mohamed Al Adel the Head of the Arab Turkish Institute for Strategic Studies in Ankara entitled: "The keys of Success of the Turkish experience". A group of analysts and researchers to discuss the features of success of the Turkish experience and about the possibilities of adopting it in order to create an economic and social evolution in the post revolution Tunisia.

Mr. Mohammed Alqomani introduced the purpose of this event and the autobiography of the lecturer. He talked also about the economic and political success story of Turkey and the challenges to be addressed after the major victory of the party of justice and development for the fourth recurrent time. He referred also to the political and geostrategic climate in which Turkey lives along with a political and economic success story.

Dr. Mohammed Al Adel initiated his intervention by talking about the characteristics of the Turkish experience adding that it is almost impossible to reproduce it or drop it on the Tunisian system due to the continuous variation and change of geostrategic conditions. He added that it is wrong to consider the Turkish experience as an overwhelming success and angelic aspect. He also stressed that the Syrian experience is related to many social and cultural features of Turkey, which is a special experience, and it is difficult to compare it due to its cultural specificity.
Concerning the relationship between the Turkish and Tunisian state he said that Turkey was supporting the Tunisian revolution politically and financially pointing out to the Turkish delegations of investors and businessmen who came to Tunisia in that period, and it was under the political guidance from the Turkish government to encourage partnership and joint investments between the two countries.
He also stressed that the keys to success are not only ideological as much as identifying the requirements of development, the Renaissance, and the ability to reach out the minds and culture of the social peace. During the debate, the questions ranged from the true role of Turkey in the Syrian crisis since Turkey took an objective and did not employ its economic influence in Syria to mediate and proximate the views while the others asked about the approach adopted by the Turkish government in the separation between the controlee independence of the judicial power.
Mohammed Al Adel said that Tunisia needs to reconsider the outdated laws in the coming period, and make the required amendments so that the legislative arsenal contributes in the promotion of foreign investments. He noted that the Turks consider Tunisia as a good and a very beautiful image and are keen on more strategic Tunisian Turkish partnership at many levels, along with the partnership in the field of industry, technology in addition to the energy, agricultural sectors, social housing and scientific research and other sectors.
He added that all these opportunities are still affordable, just requires more attention, and will from the Tunisian side with a real political will to clarify laws and legislative framework that serve the development and draw the strategic goals. He added that there is a need to draw a sharp line between the political disagreement and development, investment and trade sectors."

During the open debate, Mr. Mohammed Cholaq President of the Palestinian press Agency in Tunis talked about the need to clarify some of the points and most importantly the relationship of Turkey with NATO. For Mr. Abdellatif Mekki talked about the achievements for the Turkish experience and raised the Kurdish question in Syria and the position of Turkey for the Syrian crisis and its attitudes that was limited to advocate for the right of freedom for the Syrian people, without employing its economic influence in Syria to reconcile all parties.