Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan arrived in New York on Sunday, where he will attend and speak at this year's UN General Assembly.
Erdoğan was welcomed by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Turkey's Ambassador to the US Hasan Murat Mercan and other officials at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Turkish first lady Emine Erdoğan, National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Trade Minister Mehmet Muş, Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy and AK Party Deputy Chairman Binali Yıldırım are accompanying the president on the visit.
Earlier on Sunday before heading for New York, Erdoğan said that in his speech to the UN body, "I will emphasize Turkey's strong support for multilateralism and the goal of establishing a fairer world order."
Turkey has long championed a more representative UN Security Council-one bigger than its five current permanent members-using the slogan, "The world is bigger than five."
The 76th session of the General Assembly opened last week, and the high-level General Debate begins on Tuesday. Some 130 heads of state and government are expected to attend.
Erdoğan is also expected to inaugurate the 36-story Türkevi Center in New York.