Inclusive reform to UNSC is urgent need, says Turkish president

We are harvesting gains of Türkiye's entrepreneurial, humanitarian foreign policy, Erdogan says

Merve Aydogan  | 04.04.2023 - Update : 05.04.2023
Inclusive reform to UNSC is urgent need, says Turkish president Turkish President and Leader of the Justice and Development (AK) Party, Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech as he attends the 14th Traditional Iftar Dinner with Ambassadors at AK Party Headquarters in Ankara, Turkiye on April 04, 2023. ( Murat Kula - Anadolu Agency )


The order that confines the fate of humanity to the say of five countries "is not sustainable, said the Turkish president on Tuesday, urging for an "inclusive and encompassing" reform to the UN Security Council.

"The current order, which traps the fate of humanity between the lips of 5 countries, is not sustainable. There is an urgent need for the UNSC to be reformed with an inclusive and encompassing understanding," said Recep Tayyip Erdogan at an iftar dinner held with foreign ambassadors and diplomats in Türkiye.

He said Türkiye is now "harvesting the gains" of its entrepreneurial and humanitarian foreign policy, with several countries rushing to extend help to Türkiye after the Feb. 6 earthquakes in country's south.

Regarding Russia's war on Ukraine, Erdogan voiced belief in the possibility "to maintain a fair peace that will allow both sides to get an honorable exit, and that will take our region out of the maelstrom it has been dragged into."

Türkiye is aware of the "word games, diplomatic, and military cunnings" of terror groups, Erdogan said, and affirmed that his country is closely following them.

"Just as we do not consent to our country being surrounded by a terror corridor, we will certainly not allow further attempts," he added.

On the recent attacks on Muslims' holy book Quran in European countries, Erdogan said it is unacceptable, and said: "This is an obvious hate crime."

“(Provocation by burning the Qur'an) These atrocities that not only offend nearly 2 billion people but also lead them to anger must be immediately terminated," he said.

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