President Erdogan: Turkey cannot afford additional migration burden

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hosted a dinner for ambassadors who came to Ahlat on the occasion of the 950th anniversary of Manzikert’s victory at the Ahlat Presidential Complex.

In his speech here, Erdoğan thanked the Ambassadors for accepting the invitation and sharing the excitement of today, and said they came together to commemorate a great heroic epic written ago 950 years and to share the nation’s messages of peace and friendship with the whole world through the ambassadors. . Erdogan hoped that the program would be beneficial.

Recalling that they met many ambassadors at the Antalya Diplomatic Forum on June 18 and 20, Erdoğan said they had the opportunity to share their views on Turkey’s foreign policy priorities and issues that occupy the common agenda.

Explaining that they do not hesitate to share all the opportunities at hand with friendly and brotherly countries in the face of the corona virus epidemic, which has claimed the lives of 4.5 million people worldwide, Erdoğan said reported sending medical supplies to 159 countries and 12 international organizations requesting from Turkey.

Stating that Turkey has taken a similar humanitarian position in Afghanistan, which is going through a critical period, Erdoğan said: “Our soldiers and diplomats are making extraordinary efforts to ensure the necessary order at the airport and to continue the evacuation operations. It is difficult “We continue successfully under the auspices. Along with diplomatic relations between international organizations and other countries, we also support the evacuation efforts of their citizens through diplomatic representations,” he said. declared.


Stressing the importance of the measures to be taken by the international community regarding Afghanistan, Erdoğan continued his remarks as follows:

“The first priority in Afghanistan should be to eliminate the authority divide and normalize life in order to ensure the safety of the people. An inclusive and inclusive government should be established in Afghanistan that reflects all segments of society. For now, we approach the messages from the Taliban leadership with cautious optimism. This will not be determined by the words of the Taliban, but by the actions, actions and measures to be taken. ”

Recalling that in addition to the uncertainty, the corona virus outbreak, drought and economic problems further exacerbate the burden on the Afghan people, President Erdoğan continued as follows:


“Today millions of Afghans are in need of basic food. Regardless of who is in the administration, the international community must help Afghanistan and show solidarity in these difficult times. As Turkey, we will continue to fulfill our requirements of brotherhood. Of course, another important dimension is the increasing pressure on irregular migration. Turkey, which currently hosts more than 5 million asylum seekers of various statuses, cannot bear a burden additional migration from Syria or Afghanistan, but I have to say this: unfortunately Turkey has such strong opposition that it says 1.5 million Afghans are in Turkey. Lies from top to bottom. Currently , there are 300,000 unregistered Afghan immigrants in our country. It is important to reduce the pressure on migration so that new situations do not arise on the western borders. es of our country, and for that to stabilize Afghanistan. To this end, Turkey is in close dialogue with all parties in Afghanistan. will continue to be. “

Stating that the Corona virus outbreak shows that all of humanity, regardless of language, religion, color or country, is one big family of 8 billion, Erdoğan said: “Likewise, the floods, the fires and earthquakes we have experienced recently have reminded us that our fate is shared. None of us are affected by the negative consequences of climate change. Now we see that he is not free, we live, we live him painfully. noted.

Recalling that everyone, especially developed countries, have important responsibilities in tackling these growing threats, President Erdoğan said:

“In light of recent events, we have seen that no country is immune from this single threat. It is imperative that we strengthen international cooperation for the solution of this problem, as in the epidemic process. It is our moral and conscientious duty to leave the world entrusted to us to future generations in a more liveable way.

As a government that has brought 5.4 billion saplings to the ground over the past 19 years and increased its forest assets from 2.1 million hectares to 22.9 million hectares, we are committed to the fight against climate change. On behalf of myself and my nation, I would like to express my gratitude to all the countries who have sent aid, sent messages of condolence and shared our pain for the fires and floods in our country. We will never forget the solidarity shown by our friends. I would like to thank you again for being with us on the 950th anniversary of Manzikert’s victory and for sharing our enthusiasm. “

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