Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he will address international peace and security issues at the UN General Assembly on the first day of talks on Sept. 24, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.
The 74th session of the General Assembly will be held in U.S. on Sept. 21-25. Erdogan also announced Ambassador Volkan Bozkir's nomination for the 75th UN General Assembly presidency till September 2021.
“All of our preparations have been completed along the border. We are together with the U.S. in NATO and we have continued our strategic partnership for many years. But in a place where the United States is not invited, we cannot afford to ignore the support it has given to terrorist organizations. In other words, their support for terrorist organizations such as YPG / PKK is obvious,” Erdogan said about the establishment of a safe zone east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria.
Erdogan stressed that Turkey will clear off terrorist organizations with the establishment of a safe zone. According to Turkey’s National Defense Ministry, the joint patrols are conducted as part of an agreement over the planned establishment of a safe zone in northern Syria.