Turkey’s delegate to the UN: Palestine deserves full membership

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Turkey’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Ahmet Yildiz, said that Palestine deserves full membership in the United Nations.

This came in a speech he delivered on Monday during an emergency special session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Yildiz pointed out that the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly on May 10 of a resolution calling for the renegotiation of Palestine’s full membership in the United Nations in the Security Council demonstrated the common position of the international community.

He explained that the adoption of the resolution “reveals the growing difference between the voice of the Security Council and the international community.”

Yildiz stated that “the most serious violations of the United Nations Charter are occurring in Gaza in front of everyone’s eyes.”

He stressed that the international community has a duty to end the state of chaos and impunity.

Yildiz called on the UN Security Council to take “urgent” steps, starting with a ceasefire.

He stressed that the “brutality” in Gaza must end immediately, noting that a sustainable two-state solution is necessary to prevent its recurrence.

Yildiz noted Türkiye’s support for Palestine’s full membership in the United Nations.

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He stated that this step will enable the Palestinians to achieve their goals of sovereignty and independence and will give momentum to the two-state solution.

He continued: “Palestine deserves to enjoy full membership in the United Nations and to be treated as an equal member of the international community.”

He pointed out that the vision of the two-state solution should not be postponed for a longer period, recalling that with the General Assembly’s decision, the majority of members accepted that Palestine met the criteria for membership in the United Nations, and that “the majority of the Security Council naturally supports full membership.”

Yildiz called on the UN Security Council to take concrete steps towards a political solution based on the two-state solution.

He expressed his satisfaction that the Palestinian delegation had the right to participate in the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly.

Last May 10, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution submitted by the Arab Group and other countries affirming that the State of Palestine “qualifies for full membership in the United Nations in accordance with Article 4 of the United Nations Charter” and “should therefore be accepted as a member” of the organization.

Palestine applied for full membership in the United Nations in 2011, but did not receive the necessary support from the Security Council under the American veto. However, in 2012, it obtained “permanent observer status.”

The United States used its veto in the Security Council last month against an Algerian draft resolution recommending that the General Assembly accept the State of Palestine as a member of the United Nations.