Arab League labels Israel 'black hole', praises Turkey

Arab League's Secretary General Amr Moussa praised Turkey's stance regarding Gaza.

Arab League labels Israel 'black hole', praises Turkey

Arab League's Secretary General Amr Moussa praised Turkey's stance regarding Gaza.

Moussa who addressed the Foreign Ministers meeting of the Turkish-Arab Forum in Istanbul referred to the Israeli attack on the Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

Moussa said, "We have seen that a hostile attack was staged on a ship which was sailing in international waters with a noble cause. A murder was committed in violation of human rights. As the Arab world and people of the region we appreciate Turkey's stance."

Amr Moussa said Arab countries and Turkey shared a deep rooted tradition and had the same hopes. He said the relation between Arab community and Turkey was based on brotherhood adding that they knew well how sincere Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan's approach to its neighbours.

Moussa said the black hole of the middle east was Israel, adding that Palestinian issue was in the root of all confrontations. He said the Foreign Ministers meeting was an opportunity discuss the problems of the region.

Moussa pointed out that Arab countries should develop financial interests with Turkey. He said the commercial relations between Turkey and the Arab world should be enhanced. He said the trade volume reached 40 billion TL in 2008, but recorded a decline with the impact of the crisis.

Amr Moussa called for firm decisions in the meeting noting that the current structure in the region should be changed.

"Many pains were suffered in this region. However we need to take bold decisions and protect our peoples. Yes, we salute Turkey's stance. Israel is the main issue in protection of the Arab peoples," said Moussa.


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