Turkey calls for Palestinian unity in 'new era' after Israel attack

Davutoglu said that unity and integrity should immediately be secured in Palestine would be the best response to Israel's attacks.

Turkey calls for Palestinian unity in 'new era' after Israel attack

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday that unity and integrity should immediately be secured in Palestine would be the best response to Israel's attacks.

Speaking at the foreign ministers meeting of the Turkish-Arabic Cooperation Forum, Davutoglu said division in Palestine should never be allowed to become chronical.

Davutoglu thanked to the participants of the meeting as they responded affirmatively to the invitation of Turkey at a time when very critical developments were occurring in the region.

Davutoglu said, "we also envisage to organize Turkish-Arabic Media Forum in Turkey for the first time".

"Arab support for independent probe"

Turkish foreign minister thanked to Arab League Ministers Council that held an emergency session on June 2 and decided to condemn Israel following Israel's attack on ships carrying aid to Gaza.

Davutoglu said this decision made an important contribution to the efforts of Turkey carried out in international platform and noted that Turkey relied on full support to Arab League in other initiatives that would take place in the future.

Turkish foreign minister said Israel raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla on May 31 constituted a "new landmark" in the region noting that, "despite the grave dimensions threatening regional peace and security, this incident at the same time constituted an opportunity in giving a shape to regional order".

"It will not be possible for us to remain silent against the acts violating the most essential principles of the international law and tramping on human honor," Davutoglu said.

Davutoglu said, "no state can be superior to law. Israel has to account for its unlawful and reckless stances. Reactions coming all over the world reveal that international public share this expectation. We should all step up efforts for a more fair and equitable regional and global order."

Davutoglu said Turkey asked for formation of an independent commission as the first step of the efforts in question and underlined that Turkey expected all members of Arab League to support and pursue this process.

Over the situation in Iraq, Davutoglu said a stable and prosperous Iraq, whose territorial integrity and political unity is preserved and have peaceful relations with its neighbours has a key importance in its geography.

Referring to the joint statement announced together with Iran and Brazil, Davutoglu said this deal formed an important opportunity and a new ground for the solution of the problem permanently. "Joint statement is the victory of diplomacy and dialogue," he underlined.

Davutoglu said next meeting of Turkish-Arabic Cooperation Forum would take place in Morocco next year.

Agencies

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