Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the UN Security Council is no longer a guarantee of global security, denounced complacency in condemning the desecration of the Qur'an, and stressed the need to resolve the Palestinian issue.

This came in a speech delivered by the Turkish president on Tuesday before the United Nations General Assembly at its 78th session.

The Turkish president considered that the UN Security Council is no longer a guarantee of global security and has become a clash of political strategies for the five permanent members.

"We should build a global governance structure capable of representing all races, beliefs and cultures in the world," Erdogan said.

He stressed the need to rapidly restructure the institutions responsible for ensuring security, peace and prosperity in the world, under the leadership of the United Nations.

Diplomacy and dialogue

On the Russian-Ukrainian war, he stressed that his country will continue its efforts steadily to end the war through diplomacy and dialogue, based on Ukraine's independence and territorial integrity.

On Cyprus, the Turkish president said that his country expects the UN peacekeeping force on the island of Cyprus to adhere to the principle of neutrality, "and we do not want it to face a new loss of reputation."

He called on the international community to recognize the independence of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and to establish diplomatic, political and economic relations with it.

On relations with the European Union, he said that "what we expect from the European Union is to carry out its responsibilities towards Turkey and end the contradictory positions towards us."

Quran and family

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said countries that allow and encourage attacks against the Koran in Europe under the guise of freedom of expression are themselves harming their future.

Erdogan called on the international community to take into account the issue of family protection in the face of global dictates, stressing that family protection safeguards the future of humanity.

On racism and xenophobia, the Turkish president said that "racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia that are spreading like a virus in developed countries have reached unsustainable levels."

Palestine and Syria

On peace in the Middle East, Erdogan said it could only be achieved through a final solution to the Palestinian issue.

Regarding the Syrian crisis, the Turkish president explained that the biggest threat to Syria's territorial integrity and political unity is the overt support provided to terrorist organizations controlled by external forces that have agendas in this country.

He denounced the policies of some countries that use terrorist organizations as a cover for their interests.