Says Sovereign Palestinian State, with East Jerusalem as capital imperative for peace
Emmanuel Thomas l Wednesday, September 21, 2022
NEW YORK – President of Turkey, Mr. Tayyip Erdogan has emphasized the need to restructure the United Nations as an organization worthy of its inclusive character, capable of producing solutions for a fairer world order in which a common will is displayed on behalf of the entire humanity.
Erdogan who was addressing the 77th session of the United Nations in New York said making the Security Council more effective, democratic, transparent and an accountable structure and functioning will be an important milestone in pursuit of peace, justice and welfare of the entire humanity.
He made it very clear that “THE WORLD IS BIGGER THAN FIVE” and that “A FAIRER WORLD IS POSSIBLE”, on every platform, and in the strongest terms possible.
He called for establishment of a lasting peace and stability in the Middle East, through a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian crisis.
“It is essential to respect the historical and cultural identity of Jerusalem and the sanctity of al-Haram al-Sharif, to stop the illegal settlement activities on the territories under occupation and to ensure the safety of the Palestinians’ lives and property”, he said, stressing that .for a just, lasting, and comprehensive resolution to the dispute in the region, there is no other possibility, except for the establishment of an independent and sovereign Palestinian State, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
He said Turkey is determined to continue to develop relations with Israel for the sake of the future, peace and stability of not only the region, but also of Israel, the Palestinian people, and that of ours.
He explained that it is the international community’s responsibility to improve the institutional and financial capacity of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, and to protect the oppressed Palestinians.
He called on the international organizations and all countries to provide genuine support to Türkiye’s efforts towards establishing a lasting peace to the Ukraine war.
“We need to find together a reasonable, just and viable diplomatic solution that will provide both sides the opportunity of an “honourable exit”, he said.
Erdogan condemned efforts to support and legitimise the PKK.
“We call on those trying to legitimize this terrorist organization with cheap tricks, such as changing its name, to stop arming and supporting terrorists without delay, and to reverse their wrong course”.
He said the refugee crisis cannot be solved by sinking the boats of innocent people who set out to seek a better future, thus leaving them to die, and by building walls on borders, and filling concentration camps with people.
“The solution to this crisis lies only in efforts centered on human life”.