The Turkish American Nationwide Steering Committee hosted President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in New York’s Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday because the Turkish chief visited the nation to attend the United Nations Normal Meeting. Talking on the occasion, President Erdoğan famous that some teams of curiosity have been actively attempting to poison relations between his nation and america.
“We’ll inform the reality, we are going to set a superb instance and symbolize Türkiye and the Turkish nation properly to stop it,” the president mentioned to Turkish Americans, together with civic society leaders.
“We’ll advance our relationships additional sooner or later primarily based on our joint curiosity. It’s fairly regular to have variations of views in bilateral relations between the states, however we’re conscious that we’ve extra in frequent and we’ve many home windows of alternative,” he mentioned, referring to the ties.
Türkiye and the U.S., two main allies, maintained heat ties for many years, however shifting overseas insurance policies and worldwide developments at occasions affected the relations. Probably the most excellent problem between the 2 international locations these days seems to be blatant U.S. help for terrorist teams threatening Türkiye, together with the Gülenist Terrorist Group (FETÖ), whose chief resides in Pennsylvania, and the PKK terrorist group’s Syrian wing, the YPG, which is supported by Washington beneath the pretext of a struggle in opposition to Daesh. Türkiye was additionally disenchanted at what it perceives as an try to hyperlink the gross sales of F-16 fighter jets to Türkiye to the anticipated Turkish ratification of Sweden’s NATO membership bid.
Erdoğan, who final met U.S. President Joe Biden earlier this month in New Delhi, the place they each attended a G-20 summit, mentioned they agreed upon strengthening Turkish-U.S. friendship and cooperation.
“The strategic mechanism we agreed upon with Mr. Biden contributes to deepening the dialogue between our international locations. Our bilateral commerce quantity reached a file degree final 12 months, exceeding $32 billion. We’ll additional increase our cooperation primarily based on joint pursuits. So long as we act in unity, I imagine we can have higher outcomes,” the president acknowledged.
Desecration of Quran
On the similar occasion, Erdoğan additionally spoke about acts of desecration of the Muslim holy guide Quran.
Türkiye won’t settle for the justification of assaults on the sacred values of two billion Muslims worldwide beneath the guise of freedom of thought, he mentioned. “To us, these actions are provocations that intention to incite individuals. He recalled that Türkiye pioneered the adoption of resolutions by the U.N. Human Rights Council and the U.N. Normal Meeting, which view violent actions focusing on holy books as violating worldwide regulation. “We’ll proceed our efforts on this regard,” he added.
The president was referring to latest vicious assaults on the Quran, saying if hostility towards Islam shouldn’t be prevented, perpetrators will grow to be extra reckless. “As Türkiye, we’re responding to this snowballing menace,” he added.
Erdoğan cautioned that the assaults, which he mentioned have been primarily focusing on Muslims in the present day, might very properly be directed at teams of numerous origins, languages, cultures and beliefs tomorrow.