Turkey declares support for Palestinian statehood efforts

April 23, 2011

Referring to the Palestinian terrorism as “state-building efforts”, Turkish envoy to UN said that Palestinians have thus proved they want to live in peace and deserve a state of their own.

(JPost) Turkey declared its support for Palestinian efforts to obtain UN recognition of statehood, according to a report published Saturday morning in the Turkish daily, Zaman.
According to the report, Turkish Ambassador to the UN Ertuğrul Apakan said, “The time has come to show solidarity with the Palestinians and help them to live in peace and dignity.”
“Through their state building efforts, the Palestinian Authority has proven to all the skeptics that they deserve to attain their decades-long target of internationally recognized statehood, even though they continue to suffer under occupation,” Apakan was quoted as saying by Zaman.
The ambassador added that if the Palestinians show they are ready to move from current observer status at the UN to full statehood, the world “must not turn a blind eye to their just and legitimate appeal.”
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