Turkey's Foreign Ministry: UN report on human rights has no meaning
Turkey's Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the report released by the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner, pointing out that it ignored the severe threats faced by Turkey.
"Text has no meaning, as it completely ignores the severe and multiple terrorist threats faced by Turkey and particularly, the effects on the protection of human rights of the July 15 coup attempt that targeted the survival of our country and the democratic life of our nation," the ministry said in a statement.
The ministry said the UN High Commissioner, Prince Zeid bin Ra'ad, "has lost his objectivity and impartiality on the issues concerning Turkey and he has developed prejudices against our country".
"The last text that he published contains unfounded allegations matching up perfectly with the propaganda efforts of terrorist organizations," Anadolu Agency cited the ministry as saying.
The statement added that the UN high commissioner, "the head of an international body bearing an unquestionable global importance, unfortunately, relegated the said UN body under his administration into a position of a collaborator of terrorist organizations."
"We condemn this situation. We are also saddened because of the damage inflicted on this universal organization."
The ministry said the UN report contains "distorted, biased and false information", and "is unacceptable for Turkey".