EYEAFRICA TV: New York, USA: Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan Tuesday addressed the 73rd session of UN General Assembly in New York where he pointed accusing figure on the Security Council for been serving the interests of only its five permanent members holding veto rights.
He said the five members of the Security Council; U.S, Russia, China, France and Britain are standing idle to the oppressions in other parts of the world.
President Erdogan has long been advocating for reform of the structure of the Security Council, pushing the motto, “The world is bigger than five.”
He said UN has carried out work and achieved considerable successes over its 73-year history. “However, it is also a fact that over time the United Nations moved away from meeting the expectations of humanity for peace and welfare,” he added.
He said those who do not raise their voices against the oppression of the Palestinians, their efforts even to reduce assistance for them, are only increasing the courage of the oppressors, referring to the recent U.S. decision to cut aid to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees.
Mr. Erdogan said past “massacres” in Bosnia, Rwanda and Somalia, recent ones in Myanmar and ongoing ones in Palestine, have all taken place before the eyes of the Security Council.