Turkey plans extraordinary OIC meeting over Israeli settlements

Sahin said PUIC's Secretary General already started working on organising such a gathering.

Turkey plans extraordinary OIC meeting over Israeli settlements

Turkish Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin said he planned to call the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of the Islamic Conference(OIC)-PUIC to convene at an extraordinary session to discuss the recent developments in Eastern Jerusalem.

Sahin who met with his Lebanese counterpart Nebih Berri told reporters during the meeting, Turkey wanted to host an extraordinary gathering of Parliament Speakers of the OIC members, to discuss Israel's move allowing construction of new jewish settlements in Eastern jerusalem.

Sahin said PUIC's Secretary General already started working on organising such a gathering, adding that recent developments in Palestine would be discussed during the meeting.

Sahin said Turkey was affected by the developments in the Middle East which it had historic and cultural ties with, adding that Turkey felt a natural responsibility to contribute to establishment of stability and peace in the region.

He said Turkey favoured peaceful resolution of the Middle East problem, noting that Israel's decision to allow new jewish settlements in Eastern Jerusalem made diplomatic solution of issues in the Middle East harder.

Sahin said talks between Israel and Palestine, Syria and Lebanon should be revived in order to arrive at a comprehensive peace in the region, adding that Turkey was ready to play its part to make that happen.

Sahin said Turkey always supported and would continue to support efforts to protect stability and welfare of Lebanon which rested on fragile equilibrium.

In his part Berri said Turkey earned the appreciation of the whole world with his stance on the Palestinian issue.

Sahin later hosted a lunch in honour of Berri.

Berri also met earlier with Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan.



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Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Mart 2010, 16:55

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