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Erdogan: Despite reconciliation with Israel, we still support the ‘Palestinian cause’

Israel National News reports: “Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Turkey’s reconciliation efforts with Israel will in no way diminish its support for the ‘Palestinian cause’, The Associated Press reported.

Erdogan made the comments during a visit by Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who arrived in Ankara just one week after Turkey and Israel announced their decision to restore full diplomatic relations and reappoint ambassadors for the first time since 2018.

‘The steps taken in our relations with Israel will in no way reduce our support for the Palestinian cause,’ Erdogan said. ‘On the contrary, our Palestinian brothers also express that these steps will contribute to a solution to the Palestinian issue and improve the situation of the Palestinian people.’

Abbas did not comment directly on the rapprochement between Turkey and Israel, but thanked Turkey for its ‘unwavering’ support to the Palestinians…”

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