World Bulletin / News Desk
A Turkish lawmaker avoided on Tueasday to resign from Turkish-Israeli Parliamentary Friendship Group, instead condemned Israeli attacks against Gaza.
A Turkish lawmaker, a member of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) condemned on Tuesday the recent Israeli offensive against Palestine, Anatolia news agency reported.
Nursuna Memecan, the chairperson of the Turkish-Israeli Parliamentary Friendship Group, condemned the Israeli attacks against Gaza and said they were against international law.
Memecan called on Israel to end the attacks immediately, and invited all countries and international organizations to take action in order to put an end to the attacks, warn Israel and send humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people.
The Turkish lawmaker suggested that the "friendship group aimed to contribute to peace, order and stability in the Middle East, and believed that all problems could be solved through friendship."
"The recent attacks will bear no other result than escalating regional tension and unjustly punishing innocent Palestinians living there," Memecan said.
Memecan said that no reason or no incident could justify killing of civilians, women and children.
The chairperson said that "the Israeli administration should try to improve friendship in the region if it wanted to live in peace, order and stability."
Memecan said a majority of the friendship group resigned to protest the oppression that the Palestinians were facing.
Around 136 of more than 300 members of the friendship group have resigned after the Israeli attacks against Palestine.
Memecan also said that the group was open to every proposal and would do whatever it could to help a settlement.
Nearly 400 people have been killed and about 1,400 others have been injured since December 27 when Israeli jets began pounding Gaza.
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