Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for organizing an “international Palestinian-Israeli peace conference” in which all active and influential countries in the region would participate.
This came in a speech he delivered on Wednesday before the parliamentary bloc of his Justice and Development Party in the Turkish Parliament in the capital, Ankara.
Erdogan said: “We propose organizing an international Palestinian-Israeli peace conference in which all influential actors in the region will participate.”
He called on all countries with wisdom and conscience to put pressure on the Netanyahu government to ensure that Israel returns to acting rationally.
Erdogan called on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to act effectively in defending the Palestinian cause, saying: “We expect from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, at least this time, an effectiveness befitting its founding goal of defending the Palestinian cause and the sanctity of Jerusalem.”
The Turkish President also called on the parties to the conflict to remove their hands from the trigger and urgently declare a ceasefire in Gaza, which has been subjected to devastating Israeli raids for 19 days.
He stressed the need for all actors to act responsibly so that war does not spread, stressing that non-regional powers must stop adding fuel to the fire in the name of solidarity with Israel.
He said: “If we want to inaugurate a world in which peace prevails, the concept of the cross and crescent must be put aside, otherwise it will be a disgrace to humanity. There is no doubt that the work of Islamic countries together would facilitate the path to a ceasefire first and then to lasting peace.” “.
Erdogan stressed that Turkey believes that moving in cooperation with Islamic countries is the most effective way to protect the rights of the Palestinian people and the residents of Gaza, stressing that Turkey will never back down from bearing responsibility in order to pave the way for lasting peace.
He believed that the guarantors’ proposal presented by Ankara was the most realistic and effective way to reach a realistic solution to this issue, at least in the short and medium term.
The Turkish President expressed his country’s readiness to be one of the guarantors of the Palestinian side with its humanitarian, political and military presence.
He called on countries with good intentions and will on the issue to evaluate the Turkish proposal as soon as possible, take concrete steps in this regard, and open the doors to peace.
He added: “As a country that believes that there is no loser in a just peace, we propose organizing an international Palestinian-Israeli peace conference in which all influential actors in the region will participate.”
He stressed the necessity of holding the conference in light of learning the lessons learned from the disappointing results of many similar meetings held over the past thirty years.