Ankara, September 20 (QNA) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called for working to find a just and viable political solution that guarantees an "honorable exit" for the Russian and Ukrainian sides from the current crisis, stressing the need for international organizations and all countries to provide sincere support to Turkey's efforts to establish lasting peace in Ukraine.
Addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Erdogan said his country would intensify efforts to end the war on the basis of Ukraine's territorial integrity and independence, voicing hopes that a just peace process would defeat the war. He highlighted Turkey's success to bring representatives of Russia and Ukraine to talks in the Turkish cities of Antalya and Istanbul. The war first erupted on Feb. 14.
He noted that the Istanbul Agreement is of critical importance to ensuring the continuity of grain supplies, one of the UN's biggest successes in recent years.
On the other hand, the Turkish President affirmed his confidence in the possibility of signing a comprehensive peace agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
On the Palestinian issue, Erdogan stressed the impossibility of finding a just, lasting and comprehensive peace by establishing an independent, sovereign Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
He expressed his country's aspiration to take concrete steps to resolve issues related to Iran's nuclear program as soon as possible through dialogue and diplomacy.
The Turkish President also called for the reform and restructure of the UN for a more just world order that reflects the common will of all humanity.
On the Syrian issue, Erdogan called on the world to support the housing project that his country will implement in Syria, expecting that all parties would make the necessary effort and show solidarity regarding the project.
In a related context, the Turkish president said that the refugee crisis cannot be resolved by sinking the boats of innocent people looking for a better future and leaving them to die or throwing them into detention camps.