Kuwait’s top lawmaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim joined parliamentarians from across the world for talks in Turkiye on Monday over a worsening migration crisis, as the European Union (EU) continues to grapple with an influx of asylum-seeking refugees.
“The real burden of the issue of migration and refugees does not fall on developed nations with a strong voice, but on countries like ours that are neighbors to the crisis regions,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the Global Parliamentary Conference on migration via video link.
He lashed out at some countries for “using the few hundred refugees they have accepted as advertising material,” blaming these nations for “taking no responsibility in the face of the deepening humanitarian crises,” state-run Anadolu news agency quoted him as saying.
Ankara’s top lawmaker Mustafa Sentop said his country is home to some four million refugees, highlighting the enormous task of meeting their “humanitarian, social and educational needs.” “As the issue of migration is not Turkiye’s problem, it is a great injustice that the material and moral burden of this problem should be placed only on Turkiye’s shoulders,” he added.
The two-day talks bring together lawmakers from 54 countries, all of whom aim to find solutions to one of the world’s most pressing problems.
Source: Kuwait News Agency