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Turkey urges UN action on Syria

Turkish President Abdullah Gul addressed the delegates during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. Addressing the delegates during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Gul underlined that "the agreement to destroy Syria’s chemical arsenal must not allow the regime to avoid responsibility for its other crimes." Gul began his speech with condemning the terrorist attacks in Kenya, Iraq and Pakistan. Touching upon the function of the whole UN system, Gul said "We all need a strong, efficient, and credible UN."

Gul added, "We need a UN fit for purpose in the face of current global realities."

The UN of which I speak should be a body capable of taking action to maintain international peace and security, said Gul and continued  "It should be able to safeguard security, justice, and people’s fundamental rights and freedoms."

Criticizing UN, Gul said, "We must realize that inaction by the Security Council only emboldens aggressive regimes."

"We need a Security Council which is truly democratic, representative, effective, and accountable," Gul said.

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