Erdogan accuses France of "committing massive massacres in Libya"

Alwasat - Cairo Wed 09 May 2018, 04:50 PM
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan directly accused France of "committing massive massacres in Libya", saying that the world did not lift a finger.

In a speech in Istanbul on Monday evening, criticizing the mechanism of the United Nations, Erdogan said that "the Commission has failed to find solutions to the problems existing in the world."

The Turkish president demonstrated the "failure" of the United Nations by saying "the French have killed five million Muslims in Algeria, and these French have committed mass massacres in Libya as well, and the world has not spoken about it at all, and this game will also repeat tomorrow," according to television Turkish state TRT.

"We will defend everything that is true until our last breath, and we can not perpetuate a system that leaves the security of all the countries of the world subject to the interests, even the whims of only five countries. Reforms in the structure of the United Nations must be achieved," in reference to the five countries which hold veto power in the United Nations.

Erdogan also accused the European Union of breaching its obligations on the refugee agreement, pointing out that Brussels has handed over only one billion euros to Ankara, instead of six billion promised, adding that there are "4.5 million refugees from Syria and Iraq on Turkish territory."

In mid-March 2016, the heads of state of the European Union and Turkey reached a joint plan on combating the refugee crisis, providing financial assistance to Ankara.

This joint plan was a direct cause of the recovery of the migration route from the Libyan coast to Europe between 2016 and 2017.

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