Speaking at the 71st session of the UN General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, called on the international community to put an end to racist and Islamophobic rhetoric with regard to refugees.
According to the head of the diplomatic department, extremism only exacerbates the problem and encourages terrorism.
At the moment there are nearly 3 million migrants in Turkey, which consequently requires spending a huge amount of funds for their maintenance. However, Europe is not particularly supports the Republic in this issue:
“Costs of Turkey related to the reception of Syrian refugees amount to $12 billion dollars, but the contribution of the international community totals just $ 512 million,” said Cavusoglu.
He also assured that in any case, Turkey will continue to do everything in its power to resolve the immigration crisis. According to the Minister, Europe should also support the transit countries and mass migration origin states.
The 71st UN General Assembly session was launched at the UN Headquarters in New York on September 14.
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