The Ankara-based think tank Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA), explained the importance of the World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul in its monthly report for May in 'Perspektif' magazine. The report, titled 'World Humanitarian Summit and Global Human Governance', said the summit's primary aim was to raise universal awareness regarding humanitarian.
The report also touched upon the importance of Turkey's role in terms of its actions to provide aid to neighboring countries.
"Global actors cannot produce solutions for human tragedies, which are unfortunately increasing in terms of numbers and impact, in the recent years. Although countries like Turkey are trying to put forward 'humane' solution proposals for human tragedies, without prioritizing its own interests, the fact that the number of countries that show such a stance is quite few and the international coordination is weak, fosters the problems," the report said.
"In such an environment, the World Humanitarian Summit that will be organized for the first time in history, constitutes a great importance."
The two-day World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, which began on Monday, aims to see global leaders make 'concrete commitments' to reforming the global aid system.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke at the opening session of the meeting on Monday morning and said only certain countries were sharing the burden of humanitarian crises, but all countries should act.
"We have not been able to receive the necessary support and contribution from the international community on the refugee crisis, and we now expect a fairer sharing of the burden," Erdoğan said.
"The current system falls short... the burden is shouldered only by certain countries, everyone should assume responsibility from now on," Erdoğan added.