“Our mothers are our most valuable assets,” he said in a statement issued by his office.

Turkey’s Family and Social Policies Minister Aysenur Islam also celebrated mothers in a statement. “The happiness of the mother, the mother’s peace of mind and their smiling faces are above everything else,” she said.

Islam added that society needs socially active, well-educated, confident, strong and productive mothers.

Turkey celebrates Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May.

Anadolu Agency