Palestine, Jerusalem to remain OIC's core issue: Turkey

Palestine, Jerusalem to remain OIC's core issue: Turkey

MECCA-Anadolu Agency
Palestine, Jerusalem to remain OICs core issue: Turkey

The cause of Palestine and Al-Quds, or Jerusalem, will always remain the core issue for all of us, Turkey's top diplomatic Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on June 1.

The remarks came during an address at the 14th Islamic Summit of the Organization of Islamic
Cooperation (OIC) where Çavuşoğlu said: “Fifty years after the foundation of OIC we are still faced with complex challenges for the future of the cause of Palestine and Al-Quds, which was the immediate reason why we established this organization in 1969.”

He said a viable solution must be based on relevant U.N. resolutions and established parameters. “We shall not accept re-writing of the history, exchanging justice with economic benefits, and disregarding dignity and legitimacy,” said Çavuşoğlu.

Palestine and Al-Quds will always remain the core issue for the OIC and “any peace deal which does not provide the creation of an independent and sovereign State of Palestine, within the 1967 borders with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital will be rejected by the OIC community,” he said.

We will be held accountable before the ummah and Allah, if we fail to deliver our commitment to the cause of Palestine and Al-Quds, Çavuşoğlu added.

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