Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that Turkey has “exerted every humanitarian and political effort to solve the [Syria] problem and we will continue to do so.”
Speaking at the 72nd UN General Assembly meeting on Tuesday, President Erdoğan said: “As it is the case in Syria, the international community has not given a good account of itself regarding the humanitarian plight which Rohingya Muslims have been exposed to.”
“We need to develop a new perspective to promote world peace,” President Erdogan added.
President Erdogan slammed efforts by militias of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) to “change the demographic structure in regions it has captured, to seize the property of the people, to kill or exile the ones who stand against them.” He stressed that such acts constitute “a crime against humanity.”
“The Syrian people who took action demanding democracy, freedom, justice and a bright future were unfortunately left alone by the international community,” President Erdogan went on.
“Before the whole world, I hereby call on the countries and the international organizations, which have put all the burden of the 3.2 million people on Turkey’s shoulders, to fulfill the promises they have made.”
President Erdogan underscored that “most of the groups and forces claiming to fight against DAESH in the region in fact have no such purpose. These groups and forces use DAESH as pretext to realize their own agendas.” (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Anadolu Agency)