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Turkey ready to ratify Paris climate deal, Erdoğan tells UN

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“In line with constructive steps and declaration of contributions, Turkey plans to submit Paris climate pact to parliament in October,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told the United Nations General Assembly late Tuesday.

“Whoever has harmed earth most, brutally exploited natural resources should also do the most to fight climate change.”

“It is possible to prevent coronavirus with vaccines but there is no laboratory solution for climate change,” he also added.

The president also repeated his well-known criticism about the fact that United Nations Security Council only has five permanent members – saying that the “world is bigger than five,” and adding that this is valid for the climate change too.

“We are repeating the phrase ‘The world is bigger than 5’ when it comes to climate change as well; those who have polluted the environment most should show the most effort.”

Erdoğan also touched upon the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Vaccine nationalism is still ongoing, the global community has failed to unite against the COVID-19 threat,” he said.

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