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Turkish President Erdogan Attacks Greece During UN Speech.

New York, Wednesday, 21 September 2022

World leaders are gathering in New York City this week for the 77th UN General Assembly, taking place from 13 to 27 September 2022.

Yesterday, Tuesday, was the first day of the high-level General Debate, during which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attacked Greece in his speech.

Erdogan said that Greece "with its illegal pushbacks increased the violence against refugees in the Aegean," turning the Aegean "into a cemetery for migrants." He added that further to the “inhuman pushbacks”, Greece adopts “political repression and discrimination” practices for its Muslim population.

He stated, “Whoever tries to conduct shows of force in the area, are not equal and have no relations militarily or politically and makes them a joke. In the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean, a continued stability and peace depends on the respect of everybody’s rights and interests,” to add that, “we call on Greece to cease its policy of provocations and tension and to respond to the call for cooperation and support.”

“Turkey will defend its rights and interests to the very last in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean and will not be entrapped in the games of those who pursue a strategy of tension for political gains.”

(Report by: The Decision Maker – International Relations editors in New York)

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