President Erdoğan says he will meet Greek PM Mitsotakis in New York

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sept. 19 that he would meet Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly next week in New York.

Speaking at a news conference before departing for New York, Erdoğan said Turkey was "suffering the biggest burden and the heaviest downsides" of migration, adding that Turkey would take the necessary steps if its counterparts did not.

"Turkey is nobody's doorman on this," he added, echoing earlier comments that Turkey cannot be expected to take in a new wave of migrants.

The 76th session of the General Assembly opened last week, and the high-level General Debate begins on Sept. 21. Some 130 heads of state and government are expected to attend.

"I will share our views on key issues on the U.N.'s agenda. From the General Assembly podium, I will express our approach to the challenges that threaten all humanity," Erdoğan said.

Regarding the situation in Afghanistan, Erdoğan said Turkey will never have "any hesitation" about sending humanitarian aid there.  





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