World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday said that the United Nations lost an historic opportunity on Syria and that it was high time for action rather than words.
Speaking to reporters while leaving the UN Security Council in New York, Ahmet Davutoglu stressed that the number of displaced Syrians who entered Turkey was over 80,000.
"The UN needs to speed up efforts for an urgent solution in Syria. It is now time for action rather than words," Davutoglu underlined.
"The UN Security Council for the first time handled extensively the Syrian issue from the perspective of refugees and humanitarian situation," Davutoglu noted.
"At a time when millions of Syrians in Syria and neighboring countries expect a strong humanitarian message from the UN Security Council, the fact that a consensus has not been reached indicates a weakness on the part of the UN. The UN has lost an historic opportunity".
Later, Ahmet Davutoglu attended a reception at New York's Turkish House to mark the August 30 Victory Day before departing from the city for Turkey.
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