Turkey Urges International Cooperation To Tackle Migration Crisis

Turkey has called for a joint international cooperation to coordinate efforts to tackle the unprecedented refugee crises.

“Migration is a global challenge and Turkey is hosting the world’s largest refugee population since 2014,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

In his address to the first-ever International Migration Review at the UN General Assembly, Cavusoglu said that Ankara “failed to address the root cause of migration.”

Cavusoglue said that addressing the refugee crisis requires a global and suitable approach and assured that Turkey would uphold dignity and well-being of the migrants.

“We are fully supporting the Global Compact for Migration and we are committed to the migration police in accordance with the agreement,” Cavusoglue said.

Cavusolgue at the same stressed over voluntary and dignified return of the refugees. “Resettlement must be done properly for those refugees who can’t return to their country.”

“145,000 people have just come from Ukraine since the outbreak of the conflict,” according to Cavusolgue.

Turkey had earlier said that they are working to voluntarily return some one million Syrian refugees and already 500,000 Syrians returned to their country. 

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