Turkey's Erdogan in New York for UN General Assembly

By Betul Yuruk

NEW YORK (AA) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday arrived in New York to attend the UN General Assembly's 73rd session.

In his address to the session on Tuesday, Erdogan is due to highlight the longstanding Syrian crisis, among other issues.

During his four-day visit, he will meet with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and other foreign leaders as well as attend events on the sidelines of the summit.

The president and first lady Emine Erdogan were welcomed at JFK Airport by Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey's UN Ambassador Feridun Sinirlioglu, Turkey's Consul General in New York Ertan Yalcin, and Turkey's Ambassador in Washington Serdar Kilic.

Included in his delegation are Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, and Fahrettin Altun, the presidential communications director.

Erdogan's schedule in New York runs through this Wednesday.

The theme of this year's UN General Assembly meetings is "Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies.”

*Servet Gunerigok contributed to this story

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