aspacpalestine.com – Istanbul. In the wake of the Al-Aqsa controversy, Turkey’s foreign minister on Tuesday called on the Muslim world to show its support for Palestinians by recognizing the state of Palestine.
“Let’s support the millions of Palestinians who have been forced to stay under Israel’s occupation or fled abroad with our actions, not with mere words,” Mevlut Cavusoglu told a meeting in Istanbul of the foreign ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
“We invite everyone who raised their voice to stop this injustice and recognize the Palestinian state,” he said
“An independent Palestinian state within the borders of 1967 should be established as soon as possible,” said Cavusoglu.
He also reiterated Ankara’s support to revive the peace process under the framework of the two-state solution — a peace solution which calls for an independent Palestine alongside Israel.
Turkey’s top diplomat called on Muslims to unite to protect the holy mosque and the people of Palestine.
“Our drifting apart delights the enemies of Islam,” said Cavusoglu.
“We must act more consciously to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Palestine …We should continue our struggle more effectively on the international platform,” he added.