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Erdogan renews UN reform call after US veto to ceasefire in Gaza

December 11, 2023 at 4:52 pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes statements during inauguration of the “TRT World Forum 2023,” which convened academics, journalists, politicians, and non-governmental organizations for the seventh consecutive year in Istanbul, Turkiye on December 08, 2023 [TUR Presidency/ Murat Cetinmuhurdar – Anadolu Agency]

The Turkish leader reiterated a call for peace and ceasefire in Gaza as he addressed a World Human Rights Day event in Istanbul over the weekend, Daily Sabah reports.

“Due to a veto by the US, no decision was reached. It is essential for the UN Security Council to be reformed,” Erdogan told the event on Saturday.

Erdogan’s call followed a session of the United Nations Security Council where the United States, a backer of the Netanyahu administration in its brutal massacre of civilian population in Palestinian enclave Gaza, vetoed a resolution calling for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire.

“We have lost our hope and expectation from the UN Security Council,” he said. “Since 7 October,  the UN Security Council, whose mission is to establish global peace, has turned into a protector of Israel.”

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