Turkey urges UNSC to strongly react to Israel's illegal steps

Turkey's permanent representative to UN said that Israel disregarded rules of international law and imposed its own will on the Palestinian party.

Turkey urges UNSC to strongly react to Israel's illegal steps

Turkey's permanent representative to UN said on Wednesday that Israel disregarded rules of international law and imposed its own will on the Palestinian party.

Permanent Representative Ertugrul Apakan, addressing the Middle East meeting of the UN Security Council, stated that UN Security Council should make a very strong statement against the unilateral implementations of Israel.

Explaining views of Turkey at the meeting, Apakan said Turkey continued to believe that there was no alternative in the Middle East but the two-state solution. He said parameters of this solution were also known well and were still on the table.

Apakan said Palestinian party could not be expected to have negotiations with good will as Israel was continuing its unilateral implementations.

Apakan said Security Council should make a strong statement against the unilateral implementations of Israel, noting the Council should not refrain from this responsibility.

He said Palestinians had been building their national institutions with the assistance of international community, noting that Palestinians would be able to establish their state in case they continue with their actual speed and performance.

Apakan said 1.5 million people in Gaza were still living under prison conditions, inhumane and illegal land and sea blockade continued, adding the situation in Gaza was shameful for international community.

Referring to Israeli attack on Mavi Marmara flotilla, Apakan said Israel had not yet submitted its report to UN Investigation Commission.

Commenting on the government crisis in Lebanon, Apakan said Turkey extended full support to sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of Lebanon. He said democratic process, rule of law and constitutional order should not be weakened in the country.

Apakan said ensuring national compromise would be in the benefit of both the Lebanese people and all segments of the country, and noted that Turkey would continue to support the endeavors to restore a peaceful political dialogue in Lebanon and in the region.

Arabic nations on Wednesday submitted a draft resolution to the Council. The resolution said Jewish settlements were illegal and constituted a very big impediment in front of a fair, permanent and comprehensive peace in the Middle East.

Around 120 countries including Turkey supported the resolution. A permanent member of the Council, the United States, opposed the resolution.


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