Erdogan said mothers are symbols of love, respect, mercy and sacrifice, who play significant roles in forming a healthy and peaceful society with their compassionate hearts.

“Motherhood is not only about bringing a child into the world. A mother is the most important role model for shaping up a person’s feelings, thoughts and characters,” the president said.

He added that “strong motherhood” was behind societies with strong individuals, great nations and healthy relations.

Anadolu Agency