Independent unity Palestine necessary in its own territory, says Turkey

Turkish president said that an independent Palestinian state should be founded on its own territory in order to achieve a permanent peace.

Independent unity Palestine necessary in its own territory, says Turkey

Turkey's president said on Saturday that removal of the embargo on Gaza, rapid delivery of humanitarian aid to the region and reconstruction of the whole city were the most urgent actions that should be taken in Palestine currently.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul met with President Mahmoud Abbas of Palestine at the Cankaya Presidential Palace in capital Ankara. The two leaders held a joint press conference following their meeting.

Speaking at the conference, Gul said that an independent Palestinian state should be founded on its own territory in order to achieve a permanent peace in the region.

Gul said Turkish public reacted against the developments that took place in Gaza, and the Turkish government, as the representative of the public, exerted efforts in order to put an end to the ongoing crisis.

"I am happy that I had the chance to discuss the situation in Gaza in detail with Mr. Abbas today. We will continue to be in close contact and we will carry out our activities in a determined way from now on," Gul said.

Gul also said that Turkey would keep on sending humanitarian aid to Gaza.

Unity government

Gul added that formation of a "government of reconciliation" in Palestine was an issue with priority.

"We have discussed with Mr. Abbas that presence of two separate states in Palestine is impossible. We have also discussed that the Arab and Islam world should act in unity," Gul said.

Replying to questions, Gul said that the Palestinian cause could only become strong again if a consensus government was formed in the country.

"As Turkey, we cannot intervene in Palestine's domestic issues. The country will determine the process on its own," he said.

Gul also said that USA's support and contribution was of great importance for establishing peace between Palestine and Israel.

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Turkuaz
Turkuaz - 10 yıl Before

Turkey needs "a state policy" to in the Middle East; instead of wasting President Gul's time we can establish institutions and work groups for planning and measuring our ploicy in the region.