The government of Turkey has announced that it will start debating the creation of state actions within the metaverse. Its objective is to promote the digital engagement of its citizens.
Government of Turkey is debating about own metaverse
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan himself met with officials from his party, the AK, to discuss how to initiate actions in the digital environment.
According to information released by the government, the president has determined that other members of the government carry out a comprehensive research on the matter.
Furthermore, Erdoğan reportedly urged the party to study the metaverse, cryptocurrencies and how cryptocurrency transactions take place.
As Erdoğan highlighted, it is necessary to start preparing the nation for the future in which identities will also be reflected in the digital environment and all its ramifications.
The president is also keeping an eye on the economics of the metaverse and the future of social media.
According to local media, the topic of the metaverse is on the rise in Turkey with many citizens buying virtual land.
Also, recently, the Turkish government itself met in the metaverse to discuss cryptocurrency legislation.
“I believe that metaverse-based meetings will improve quickly and become an essential part of our lives,” highlighted the President of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Mustafa Elitaş.
Now, the government intends to study the elaboration of actions in the metaverse to expand the possibilities of the Turkish State. At the same time, it wants to economically take advantage of the opportunities of the metaverse.
Despite initiatives aimed at digital solutions, President Erdoğan is known for his opposition to cryptocurrencies.
Last year, during a public question-and-answer session, he “declared war” on digital assets. At the time, he hinted that the country had no interest in adopting them.