Çavuşoğlu: Turkey is a pioneer in human rights initiatives


Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said, “While Turkey has been a pioneer in shaping important initiatives around human rights on the table, on the other hand, has extended a helping hand to those in need effectively and quickly.

This came in a message he published on the occasion of the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which falls on December 10.

Çavuşoğlu stressed that the world is still the scene of gross violations of human rights and humanitarian crises in different geographical regions, despite the passage of nearly three quarters of a century since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights issued by the United Nations, whose 75th anniversary will be celebrated next year.


He continued, “These violations and crises not only pose a threat to the countries in which they occur, but also threaten global peace and stability.”

Çavuşoğlu pointed out that ensuring peace and stability in the world is closely linked to promoting practices based on respect for human rights, as well as developing opportunities and capabilities to effectively combat human rights violations and humanitarian crises in various regions of the world.

He called for the need for the international community to use all the means at its disposal for the common welfare and happiness of humanity.

And Çavuşoğlu added, “There is a need more than ever for the constructive and preventive roles and efforts of global and regional organizations.”

He made it clear that Turkey continues with determination its efforts to protect the rights of the millions of people it hosts with its citizens.

And he stated: “Turkey also continues to provide an example to the international community in its struggle against all kinds of human rights violations, including Islamophobia, xenophobia and racism in all parts of the world.”

Minister Çavuşoğlu congratulated the 74th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, wishing a world in which human rights are based on lofty universal values and that peace and justice prevail in all parts of the world.