Turkey's MGK says Israeli attacks should be stopped immediately

The National Security Council expressed Tuesday deep concern over the deaths of hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli offensive in Gaza.

Turkey's MGK says Israeli attacks should be stopped immediately

After the last meeting of this year, the council said in a statement that the military operation should be stopped immediately, parties should give a chance to diplomacy, humanitarian aid should be allowed to Palestinian people in Gaza and Palestinians should reach a compromise as soon as possible.

The statement said that the council also discussed Turkey's fight against terrorism and underscored Turkey's determination to fight terrorist organization and its supporters until the threat is defeated.

It also said that the council discussed relations with Iraq and took up the issue of the future of Iraq after deal between the United States and Iraq about the withdrawal timetable of U.S. troops from Iraq.

"Additionally, the issue of the PKK terrorism based in Iraq and three-party mechanism established by Turkey, Iraq and the United States was discussed at the council meeting," the statement said.

The National Security Council talked about the need to improve cooperation with Iraq within the framework of Turkey-Iraq High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council.

The statement also said that Cyprus talks launched in September 3 was examined in detail at the council meeting.

The council expressed Turkey's support to talks carried out by President Mehmet Ali Talat of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and stated that the solution should be found in the basis of UN parameters and the principle of a new state which would be bi-communal and based on political equality.

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