Turkey backs Arab League’s decision on the Palestine issue

Turkey backs Arab League’s decision on the Palestine issue

Turkey announced on Sunday its support for the Arab League’s recent decision to reject the US decision on the so-called Middle East peace plan.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters he hopes for the same unity from members of the pan-Arab bloc and the Islamic Cooperation Organization (OIC) ministerial committee to be held on Monday in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where they will hold talks on the Palestine issue.

Mevlut Cavusoglu stressed that Turkey’s stance on the issue remained consistent.

He noted that Turkey would always stand by Palestine over the issue of jurisdiction over Jerusalem, adding that it would meet with counterparts from Palestine, Malaysia and Kuwait at the OIS summit.

“We must resist this unacceptable plan by maintaining this unity and solidarity,” Cavusoglu said, adding: “We will issue a clear statement in Jeddah”.

He also stressed that a peace plan must be within the framework set by the UN, adding that Turkey saw the UN statement against the US plan as “extremely positive”.

On Tuesday, Trump announced a so-called peace plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian dispute at the White House next to Netanyahu, with no Palestinian officials present.

During the event, Trump referred to Jerusalem as “Israel’s indivisible capital”.

The so-called “deal of the century”, according to Turkish sources unilaterally annuls previous UN resolutions on the Palestinian issue and proposes handing over to Israel almost everything it wants./ibna