Activities

Erdoğan Attends Reception Hosted by Ban Ki-moon of the UN
Erdoğan Attends Reception Hosted by Ban Ki-moon of the UN

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and First Lady Emine Erdoğan participated in the reception hosted by the UN Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, and his spouse, Madam Yoo Soon-taek, in honor of the heads of delegation and their spouses. After addressing the UN General Assembly, President Erdoğan conducted a series of bilateral talks with leaders.

President Erdoğan Addresses the UN General Assembly
President Erdoğan Addresses the UN General Assembly

President Erdoğan delivered an address at the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly, where he pointed out that the UN is not doing its part at a time when regional clashes have increased and thousands of innocent people have been killed. Therefore, he said, the trust in the UN has gravely been harmed, underscoring: “The fact that the five permanent members of the UN Security Council have made the institution ineffective in a way that is against the realities of the world is not something which global conscience can accept.”

President Erdoğan Addresses CFR
President Erdoğan Addresses CFR

President Erdoğan delivered an address at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a distinguished New York-based think-tank, as part of his program in the U.S. where he will attend the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly. The President, during his speech, reiterated that Turkey, when it sees Palestine, it does not see the Arab and Sunni people or Hamas there, but he said it sees only people, adding: “When we look at Iraq, we do not see Sunni, Shiite, Christian, Kurdish, Arab or Yazidi people but first and foremost we see people there as well. Likewise, in Syria, we only see human beings not Sunni or Nusayri people. Turkey stands by those who go through injustices-whether they be Muslim, Christian or Jewish people.”