On Tuesday, the speech of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in New York at the 74th UN General Assembly was so sincere, clear and effective which left everybody speechless at the assembly.
His speech was a review of the global issues concerning the suppressed. He talked about global injustice by quoting the 3-year-old boy, Alan Kurdi who lost his life on Turkey’s shores during an immigrant vessel incident, by showing a photo of boy’s dead body; discussed the immigration problems, brought out Israel’s maps where land violation is a major issue; recalled Kashmir and Afghanistan; and discussed so many other global problems.
“We can ramp up the number of Syrians safely returning to their country to 3 million if the peace corridor is extended to the Deir el-Zour-Raqqa line; I call on U.N. members to back Turkey’s efforts to ensure security in Syria’s Idlib.”
Remarks made by Erdoğan at 74th UN General Assembly were so effective and important in addressing the Syrian issues. It is unfortunate that the world has been ignoring the tragedy in Syria. After eight years of the clash, thousands of deaths, injured and displaced souls can be observed and unfortunately, most of them are in Turkey.
Obviously, such a situation shows a strong burden on a country’s shoulder and President Erdoğan expressed this burden and the responsible attitude of his country in tackling with the issue.
Moreover, he covered the Kashmir and showed disappointment with the international community for giving no attention to the issue. The prosperity and stability of South Asia can’t be separated from the issue of Kashmir, he noted.
President Erdoğan met with U.S. President Donald Trump at Trump’s reception on Wednesday, one day after his speech.
It can be noticed that relations between U.S.-Turkey have been going through tough times even though Turkey President was found trying to make healthy deals.