Turkey's speaker urges for solution in Palestine
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
TEHRAN, Iran - Turkey`s Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek has called for an immediate permanent solution for dispute over Palestine and the humanitarian crisis in the country.
Cicek delivered a speech at the 9th Session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Wednesday and said a temporary fix may cause new disputes in Palestine.
"Jerusalem will be the capital of Palestine. Borders prior to 1967 should be re-considered and the independence of Palestine should be recognized by everyone," said Cicek, adding solutions apart from these ones cannot be permanent.
"Israel`s implementations that are contrary to international law, and its sincerity to the peace process should be questioned also," Cicek stated.
"Turkey attributes great importance to a solution for this dispute and supports all efforts with this aim", he said.
Cicek also said Turkey supports Palestine politically and economically and provides humanitarian aid, adding "It is a common responsibility to assist the righteous case of Palestinians," and commented that it is the only way to empower solidarity and coordination between the two nations.
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