Erdogan: We will follow the Security Council resolution on Gaza

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed that Ankara will follow up on the implementation of the UN Security Council resolution regarding a permanent ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

This came during a press conference with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez in the capital, Madrid, on Thursday.

Erdogan stressed that Turkey and Spain will continue to work together to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

He stressed the need for members of the UN Security Council, especially the United States, to stand behind the latest resolution and put pressure on Israel to achieve an immediate ceasefire.

The Turkish President expressed his hope that Israel would abandon these attacks and reach a platform that would achieve lasting peace in the region.

Erdogan expressed his regret that the fate of the world is linked to the five permanent members of the Security Council, indicating that one of these countries always stands by Israel in the recent events in Gaza.

He also explained that he discussed with Sánchez the rising threat of Islamophobia and xenophobia in Europe, expressing his concern about what resulted from the European Parliament elections (the rise of the right).

Erdogan noted that Turkey and Spain are close to achieving their goal of $20 billion in bilateral trade volume.

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He stated that the next goal is to reach 25 billion euros in the next five years.

He said: “We consider the investments of more than 740 Spanish companies in Turkey to be a sign of the confidence that is felt towards Turkey.”

President Erdogan stressed that his government wants to see more Spanish investors in Turkey.

He praised the support provided by Spain regarding Turkey’s security and the collective security of NATO through the air defense systems it has deployed on Turkish territory since 2015.

President Erdogan hoped that this contribution would be taken as an example by other NATO allies.

He said that Spain is one of the friendly countries most aware of Turkey’s contributions to the European Union, and that it has provided the strongest support for Turkey’s accession process to the bloc from the beginning.

He pointed out that the decision taken by Spain to recognize the State of Palestine is very important, expressing his hope that this position will set an example for countries that have not yet recognized Palestine.

Erdogan thanked Sánchez for his wise stance and the Spanish people for their support for Gaza.

He stressed that Sánchez made significant contributions to stirring the global conscience against the injustice taking place in Gaza.