Erdogan: Israel ‘undermining’ peace efforts

Israel National News reports: “Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused Israel of undermining the efforts to reach a two-state solution, calling on the Jewish state to end such actions.

‘To find a solution and provide peace is not only in Palestinians’ favor but also that of Israel,’ he said during a meeting in Ankara with Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, according to the Anadolu news agency.

Erdogan described the two-state solution as the ‘historical responsibility of the international community to the Palestinian people’ and added that recent tensions at the Al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem would not favor anyone.

‘As Turkey, we always back efforts to accelerate the peace process,’ Erdogan added, according to Anadolu.

‘We do not want the holy city of Jerusalem, which we have served for four centuries, to dominate the news with blood, tears and conflict,’ the Turkish president said.

Abbas said the Palestinian Arabs would not accept a state without Gaza, and insisted on the right to live in an independent Palestine based on the pre-1967 borders with eastern Jerusalem as its capital…”

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