No: 228, 1 September 2018, Press Release Regarding The United States Ending Its Financial Contributions To Unrwa

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 01.09.2018

The unfortunate statement that the United States will stop financial contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has been a major disappointment.

Since its establishment, UNRWA has been one of the symbols of the international community's solidarity with the oppressed people, which has undertaken the function of meeting the basic needs of Palestinian refugees in a wide range of sectors, from education and health to employment.

Today more than 500 thousand Palestinian children receive eduation in UNRWA schools and nearly 1 million Palestinians are living in need of UNRWA’s urgent food aid.

The decision of the United States will affect the lives of over 5 million Palestinians in a negative way. At the same time, this decision will harm the vision of finding a two-state solution to the Palestinian issue; regional peace and stability.

Under these circumstances, UNRWA's continuing uninterrupted operation has become a legitimacy test and a conscientious task in terms of the international community.

This issue will be discussed in detail during UN General Assembly High Level meeting in New York, on September 27, 2018, with the co-chairmanship of Turkey Jordan, Japan, Sweden and the EU, and participation of UN Secretary-General and UNRWA General Commissioner.

Turkey, who has been in full solidarity with the Palestinian people from yhe beginning in all fields, as the president of UNRWA’s Advisory Commission, is determined to continue to make every effort to support the Agency.

Uğur Kenan İpek Ambassador
Monday - Friday

09:00 - 12:30 / 14:00 - 17:30

CONSULAR ISSUES' HOURS: 09:00-13:00 VISA HOURS: 14:30-16:00
1/1/2017 New Year's Day
4/13/2017 Maundy Thursday
4/14/2017 Good Friday
4/17/2017 Easter Monday
5/12/2017 Prayer Day
5/25/2017 Ascension Day
6/5/2017 Whit Monday
6/5/2017 Constitution Day
6/25/2017 Feast of Ramadan
9/1/2017 Turkish religious holiday
10/29/2017 National Day of the Republic of Turkey
12/24/2017 Christmas Eve
12/25/2017 Christmas Day
12/26/2017 Second Day of Christmas
1/1/2018 12/2/2017 New Year's Day
3/29/2018 3/30/2018
3/30/2018 3/31/2018
4/2/2018 4/3/2018 Paskalya
4/27/2018 4/28/2018
5/10/2018 5/11/2018
5/21/2018 5/22/2018
6/5/2018 6/6/2018
6/15/2018 6/16/2018 Turkish Religious Holiday
8/21/2018 8/22/2018 Turkish Religious Holiday
10/29/2018 10/30/2018 Turkish National Day
12/24/2018 12/25/2018 Noel Arifesi
12/25/2018 12/26/2018 Noel günü
12/26/2018 12/27/2018 Noelin 2. Günü
12/31/2018 12/31/2018 Yılın Son Günü
1/1/2019 1/2/2019 New Year's Day 2019