Erdogan praises Turkey's efforts for disabled people

By Hulya Corakci Ertan

ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkish president on Monday said his country took “revolutionary steps” over the last 16 years for the disabled population to increase their participation in the society.

“Today, 513,000 disabled individuals benefit from homecare services in Turkey,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at the opening ceremony of a special needs school serving children with mental and physical disabilities in Istanbul.

“At 97 rehabilitation and care centers throughout the country, 7,000 disabled people are being looked after,” said Erdogan.

On Turkey’s 2023 vision, which marks the centenary of the Republic of Turkey, Erdogan said: “All kinds of plots were set up to distract us from these goals.

“Despite all, we have never given up our determination to walk towards our goals,” he added.

Turkey's 2023 Vision sets specific targets for improvements in the areas of economic activity, energy, healthcare, education, and transport.