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Turkish parties reject US plan on Jerusalem

Turkish political parties issue joint declaration against US move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Emin Avundukluoğlu   | 06.12.2017
Turkish parties reject US plan on Jerusalem


By Emin Avundukluoglu


The Turkish parliament issued a joint declaration on Wednesday against the U.S. move recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

The declaration stated the “Turkish Parliament's certain and undisputed will to reject this adventurous intention" of the U.S.

“The U.S. which has long remained committed to solving the Palestinian question, and bringing peace and stability to the region as an arbiter, and it represented its mission in this way to the world,” the declaration read.  

The parliament voiced its concerns over the move, adding, the U.S. move would trigger a series of developments, clashes and new human dramas.

Unless a fair, long-lasting peace between Palestine and Israel, which is respectful of historic and spiritual values, is formed, there cannot be peace for humanity in the region, it added.

All political parties represented in the parliament put their signature on the declaration.

The decision places the U.S. at odds with the rest of the world -- excluding Israel -- reversing decades of American policy, and could stymy any effort to resume long-stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, according to most analysts.

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