World is more polarized after Trump came to power: Turkish parliamentary speaker
İZMİR - Anadolu Agency
The 2016 presidential election in the U.S. has upset the world, creating a new global crisis, the Turkish parliament speaker said on Nov. 22.
“Especially after the U.S. election, the world became more polarized. Protectionism and arbitrary decisions [of the U.S. government] has accelerated an unpredictable global crisis,” he said.
Yıldırım added that direct and indirect sanctions imposed by Washington on Turkey, Iran and Russia had affected the whole region.
He said regional problems in the Middle East have renewed threats against Turkey.
“This chaos near Turkey affects us and Turkey is paying a great price. We have been paying it for eight years but we don’t ignore them. We give a helping hand to people in trouble,” Yıldırım said, referring to civil war in Syria and Turkey’s efforts to help Syrian refugees.
“Countries who have imperial goals have difficulties understanding this. Because they see everything as money.”
Turkey hosts 3.5 million Syrian refugees -- more than any other country in the world.