We must put a stop to Israel’s policies of illegal settlement, destruction, forced displacement, confiscation and evacuation in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Wednesday underlining Turkey’s determination to defend the Palestinian cause to the end.
Sending a video message to the 37th Ministerial Session of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, he called on the member countries to refrain from any action that will weaken the Palestinian cause. “We must work with all our might to preserve the status and sanctity of Jerusalem, the capital of Palestine. The main thing is the establishment of lasting peace and stability on the basis of a two-state solution and established international parameters,” he added.
Erdoğan and Israel’s President Isaac Herzog last week discussed bilateral ties and regional issues in a phone call. Erdoğan conveyed to his Israeli counterpart that relations between the two countries are important for the security and stability of the Middle East, and that differences of opinion can be minimized if there is mutual understanding on both bilateral and regional issues, according to a statement.
Source : DAILY SABAH