Turkey’s environment minister said on Monday that the UN Secretary-General supports Turkey on climate talks.

“UN Secretary-General [Antonio] Guterres supports Turkey’s reasonable position in the climate change negotiations,” Murat Kurum told reporters following his meeting with Guterres in the Spanish capital of Madrid.

Kurum said Turkey wanted treatment equal to other countries of a similar level of development and that it would continue intensive negotiations to achieve this as part of the Paris Agreement.

Touching on Turkey’s Zero Waste Management System, which aims to reduce the volume of non-recyclable waste, he said Turkey has taken decisive steps towards the

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