Our party considers the nation as a social wholeness that manifests the common will and desire to live together on a ground provided by a common historical background, carries the sense of sharing a common destiny and future ideals and believes to have specific qualities and identity in the League of Nations. In this respect, the Nation is considered to be the social and cultural background for the eternal existence of Turkey as an independent, powerful and democratic country.
Nationalism, on the other hand, is the collection of ideas and sensibilities which aims to develop the sense of belonging to the Turkish Nation and taking its exclusive qualities as a fundamental reference in interpreting the world and the developments. Among the elements of the Nationalist thought system, the notions of national identity, national language, national culture, national sovereignty, national state and solidarity are very important. Our nationalism, with the inspiration and courage we get from our deep commitment to the Turkish Nation, accepts giving a meaning to its existence and securing its future as the fundamental objective, and sees every effort necessary for this purpose.
In a global scale, our nationalism proposes the equality and collaboration of the nations; and regards the existence and development of global justice indispensable. It is also our understanding of nationalism and humanism which makes us to contribute to the globalization process to include more moral and humane values by supporting the culture of compromising in political and social areas. We accept the existence, dialogue and collaboration of nations as one of the prerequisites for humanism and global harmony.