Ankara (QNN) – Turkey’s Foreign Minister and the Minister of Religious Affairs ensured, on different occasions, that Turkey will never give up on Jerusalem as an Islamic milestone and that Turkey will stand by the Palestinians against Israel’s annexation plan, which is to be implemented next month.
Turkey’s Minister of Religious Affairs, Ali Erbas, said on an online forum of Palestinian scholars last week that Jerusalem has a great value internationally. Therefore, “it is impossible for Muslims to give up on the blessed city.” Erbas spoke of the Turkish government’s attempts to adopt Palestine’s cause and gather the Muslim countries around it.
Earlier on June 10th, Turkey’s Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusogl, stated in an executive committee meeting that Turkey fully supports the Palestinians against the annexation plan Israel intends to implement next month, and that Jerusalem will continue to be the eternal capital of Palestine. He further added that “Israel’s annexation plan destroys all hopes for a lasting peace in the Middle East.”