First Lady Emine Erdoğan calls on world to aid African women, says women’s empowerment is key

First Lady Emine Erdoğan called on the international community to help underprivileged African women.

Speaking during a meeting on African girls and women in New York, where a United Nations General Assembly was held earlier in the same day, she added that Turkish people have been historically tied to the continent and see its people as friendly.

“Every voice that comes from Africa resonates in Turkey,” she said.

Slamming the racist and imperialist policies imposed upon the continent in the last century, Erdoğan asserted that the 21st century should not be the same.

“As Turkey, we believe that the 21st century will be the era of Africa,” she said.

Touching upon Turkish initiatives to help the continent, Erdoğan further said that Turkey has increased its diplomatic presence in Africa…

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