Erdogan calls for solution-based change in UN

Turkish President criticizes UN Security Council's response to world turmoil during speech in Kazakhstan.

Erdogan calls for solution-based change in UN

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for a structural change in the United Nations' system, saying it should be "solution-based".

Speaking at the Khoja Ahmed Yassawi University in Kazakhtan's city of Turkistan on Friday, where he was awarded an honorary PhD degree, he said the international order must change and the United Nations Security Council should not just consist of five members.

Erdogan said: "How can the UN Security Council, who was just a mere spectator when more than 300,000 civilians were killed in Syria, promise a safe future?"

Referring to the ongoing turmoil in Egypt, Libya, Afghanistan and Palestine, he said: "The world's fate should not be decided by just five permanent members of the UN." 

Referring to China, France, the Russian Federation, the UK and U.S. comprising the Security Council, he said: "This is not fair."


Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Nisan 2015, 10:09