Turkish FM hosts reception in honor of Palestine
UNITED NATIONS - Anatolia News Agency
AA photoTurkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu was present at a reception held at a Turkish residence in New York in honor of the United Nations voting to grant Palestine non-member observer state status.
“We have attended many receptions so far, but this one is the most meaningful and historical reception I've ever attended,” Davutoğlu said in a salute to Palestinian people living in West Bank and Gaza. “This victory is thanks to all those martyrs who were killed for the holy territories. This is only a beginning. I hope we will see the Palestinian flag waving in all UN institutions as a full member,” he said.
“We are grateful to Turkish people, the Turkish prime minister, the president and foreign minister for always standing shoulder to shoulder with us. We will keep fighting for Palestinian people's rights in a peaceful way with the help of negotiators,” Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said.