As the international community continues its efforts in combating the coronavirus pandemic, cooperation is also essential in resolving the global issues of rising terrorism, human trafficking, organized crime and irregular migration, Turkey’s deputy foreign minister said late Tuesday.
Speaking at the 2021 Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Mediterranean Conference held virtually, Yavuz Selim Kıran said the destabilizing factors caused by the pandemic have paved the way for terrorism, organized crime and a regional and global increase in human smuggling.
“Our campaign against such threats can succeed only through a multilayered strategy and international cooperation,” he remarked.
Underlining that selective approaches toward terrorism harm efforts to combat it, Kıran said, “We should keep fighting terrorism without any discrimination.”
He said more decisive and result-oriented policies should be adopted in the fight against terrorism, adding that Turkey takes part in initiatives of multilateral cooperation for the adoption of a common understanding.