Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, urged, on Monday, the Israeli government, to end its "occupation attempts" of Palestine, that threaten the possibility of a two-state solution, to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Speaking at a joint press conference in Ankara, after talks with Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, Erdogan said, "Establishing an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, along the lines of 1967, is crucial for stability in the region."
"As we witnessed, during the events, rising tension is no good for either side, and a peaceful resolution to the crisis would also benefit the Israelis," he said.
He described the two-state solution as the "historical responsibility of the international community to the Palestinian people."
He also vowed that, Ankara would continue its efforts, in the recognition of the Palestinian State, in all international platforms.
Last month, Jerusalem saw renewed violence between Palestinians and the Israeli security forces, after Israel imposed new security measures, at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, following two policemen's death, near the holy site
Source: NAM News Network