Turkey’s parliament speaker draws world’s attention to inequality

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Turkey’s parliament speaker on Oct. 31 drew the world’s attention to the financial problems and said they cannot be ignored.

Addressing the G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit in Buenos Aires, Binali Yıldırım said: “If the world does not seek a solution to its problems now, it will be more difficult to deal with them later.”

The world’s population is 7.5 billion and it would rise to 9.5 billion in 2050, Yıldırım said, and added at least 700 million people in the world are overfed, yet 800 million people are in hunger.

He noted that a total of 11 million people die every year due to malnutrition and said unfair and unequal distribution of resources in the world will cause many problems.

Necessary steps should be taken to support developing countries, the speaker added.

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