LGBT colors at the entrance of the United Nations General Assembly angered Erdoğan

President Erdoğan answered journalists’ questions at the Turkevi in New York. Drawing attention to the LGBT imposition, Erdoğan criticized the colors representing LGBT in some parts of the steps at the entrance to the UN General Assembly. Erdoğan said, “Right now, one of the leaders is for LGBT and the other leader is against LGBT, there is such a situation. What is wanted to be done?” he said.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made statements to journalists on the issues on the agenda after his visit to the 78th United Nations General Assembly in New York.


Stating that they have completed their visit to New York and that it was extremely productive, Erdoğan made a remarkable remark about the steps to enter the UN General Assembly. Pointing out that these steps were painted with colors representing LGBT, Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkey said, “One of the issues that bother me the most has probably caught your attention. When you enter the United Nations General Assembly, you see LGBT colors on the steps and in some other areas. It is important what they want to do here. At the moment, one of the leaders is for LGBT and the other one is against LGBT, there is such a situation. What do you want to do? I would personally like to have the opportunity to talk to the Secretary General about this. How many LGBT people are there in the world right now? They have as much right on these steps as those who are against LGBT. Because this is a humanitarian issue and it is necessary to know that there are those who are disturbed by it.”


Emphasizing that they held many receptions and meetings during his visit to New York, Erdoğan said, “In this framework, we had very productive and sincere meetings with Georgian Prime Minister Mr. Garibashvili, SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk, Algerian President Mr. Tebbun, NATO Secretary General Mr. Stoltenberg, Polish President Mr. Duda, Italian Prime Minister Mr. Meloni, Israeli Prime Minister Mr. Netanyahu, Greek Prime Minister Mr. Mitsotakis, South African President Mr. Ramaphosa and Malaysian Prime Minister Mr. Anwar Ibrahim. During these meetings, we discussed investment opportunities in our country, trade cooperation and other issues on our agenda.”


You can watch President Erdoğan’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in the video below.

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