Turkey calls on int’l community to lend support to new Palestinian gov’t
Ankara has voiced support for the new unified government between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbasâ Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Hamas and has urged the international community to also support the move.
Ankara believes the newly formed government will eventually help build sustainable peace in the Middle East.
âThe unity of the Palestinian people is indispensable for the building of a just and viable peace in the region. With this new government eliminating the rift between Palestinians, the first step toward this direction has been taken. We believe the arrangements within the PLOâs structure and elections expected to take place in the upcoming period will strengthen democratic legitimacy in Palestine,â the Foreign Ministry said in a written statement released late June 2 when it welcomed the new government and congratulated all Palestinian people.
âWe call on the international community to support this development, which aims at uniting the national democratic will of the Palestinian people,â the ministry said.
Abbas was sworn into the government on June 2 in a reconciliation deal with Hamas that has led Israel to freeze the U.S.-brokered peace talks.
âTurkey will continue supporting a just and permanent peace in the region on the basis of a two-state resolution vision and being in solidarity with the fraternal Palestinian people in their struggle for having an independent and sovereign state,â the ministry statement concluded, reiterating Turkeyâs well-known position.