Turkish lawmakers visit Palestinian Legislative Council
RAMALLAH – Anadolu Agency
The visit by the lawmakers, who are members of the Turkey-Palestine Interparliamentary Friendship Group, came to support Palestinians and their right to establish an independent state as well as backing their national unity.
The Turkish lawmakers consisted of 20 deputies from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and one each from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).
Ibrahim Abu Naja, a Palestinian parliamentarian, briefed the Turkish lawmakers on the status of Palestinian prisoners in Israel and what he described as illegal Israeli settlement activities and violations at al-Aqsa mosque.
He also praised the Turkish role in highlighting the Palestinian cause on an international level.
He also voiced Turkey’s support for unification of all Palestinian groups in order to form a strong national unity structure.