EYEAFRICA TV: Istanbul, Turkey: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has renewed call for institutional change at the world’s largest organization, the UN.
“Today I emphasize once again that the World is bigger than five. It is long overdue that we change our current mentality, institutions and rules,” he said, while giving remark at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
According to the him, the fate of humanity cannot be leave with the discretion of a handful of countries.
The world he emphasized, cannot turn its back on the reality that “if all of us are not safe, none of us will be safe.”
“It is unacceptable that one part of the world lives in luxury and enjoys benefits of prosperity while people in other parts suffer from poverty, misery and illiteracy.”
As in previous international gatherings, President Erdoğan has called for prevalence of justice for the Palestinian people. “Today, the Palestinian territories under Israeli occupation have become one of the places on earth where injustice prevails the most.” He reaffirmed his country’s continues support for “the oppressed people of Palestine.”
With an active and humane foreign policy, he said, Turkey embraces the world and humanity as it strives to find just solutions to problems. “It is not without a reason that Turkey has earned the titles of the most generous country in terms of humanitarian aid as well as of the country hosting the largest displaced persons in the world.”
He informed the Assembly of foreign leaders that Turkey is hosting five million asylum seekers fleeing conflict, starvation and persecution. Out of that, 3 million 650 thousand are from Syria. The country he revealed, spent a total of 40 billion Dollars on asylum seekers in the last eight years.
Story written by Salim Saidy, Turkey