Main opposition CHP supports Palestine based on 1967 borders

Main opposition CHP supports Palestine based on 1967 borders

JERUSALEM – Anadolu Agency
Main opposition CHP supports Palestine based on 1967 borders

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has voiced his support for establishing a Palestinian state in line with the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as the capital. 

CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, according to Palestinian News Agency Wafa, sent a letter on on Nov. 2 to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas marking the centennial of the Balfour Declaration, which paved the way for Israel’s establishment in 1948. 

"We welcome all efforts based on the two-state solution to create an independent and sovereign Palestinian state with the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital," the agency quoted Kılıçdaroğlu as saying. 

This would be “the only viable and lasting solution” to end the decades-long suffering of the Palestinian people, he said, calling this “the international community’s historical responsibility to the Palestinian people.” 

Stating that Palestinian unity would be further strengthened by peaceful and constructive steps, Kılıçdaroğlu said his party supports unity efforts between Fatah and Hamas for the future of Palestine

"We will do our utmost to help contribute to all possible initiatives to put the dying peace process back on track," he added.

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