Erdogan rejects colors of UN Sustainable Development Goals because they resemble LGBT flag

Delegates gather at the start of a high-level summit on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals on the sidelines of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York, USA, 18 September 2023. EFE/EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Ankara, Sept 22 (EFE).- Turkey’s president, conservative Islamist Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, complained to local media on Friday that the United Nations headquarters in New York is decorated with “LGBT colors,” referring to the roulette of colors representing the Sustainable Development Goals that adorned the building this week. “When you enter the UN General Assembly, you … Read more

One million living in temporary shelters after Turkey earthquakes

Istanbul, Turkey, Feb 19 (EFE).- Around one million Turks have lost their homes and are currently living in tents, prefabricated houses or other temporary shelters following the two massive earthquakes which struck two weeks ago, killing at least 40,689 people in Turkey, authorities reported Sunday. Nearly half a million people have also been evacuated from … Read more

Top US diplomat travels to quake-stricken Turkey

Istanbul, Feb 19 (EFE).- US secretary of state Antony Blinken arrived in Turkey Sunday to visit areas struck by the devastating earthquakes that killed more than 46,000 people. On his maiden trip to the country, Blinken met his counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu to show solidarity and send his condolences to those affected by the two earthquakes, … Read more