The Palestinian president’s meeting with Hamas’ political head in Turkey has a “different dimension,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, emphasising Turkey’s support for the Palestinian cause and the Palestinian people’s fight.
“In Ankara, we hosted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. On this occasion, we reiterated our strong support for the Palestinian cause and the Palestinian people’s resistance,” Erdogan said during a Cabinet meeting in Ankara.
Erdogan met behind closed doors with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas political head Ismail Haniyeh on July 27.
“The meeting of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas political bureau head Ismail Haniyeh, hosted by our country, added a different dimension to this visit,” Erdogan stated.
Erdogan went on to say that Turkey would welcome Palestinians settling their issues.
Ankara is a staunch supporter of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine issue, including the creation of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Turkey has risen to the ‘top league’ of the global system.
Despite significant issues in the world economy and the region, Erdogan stated that Turkey is making steady progress towards its objectives.
“For the first time in centuries, Türkiye has had the opportunity to rise to the top league of the global system,” he continued.
Regardless of the hurdles, the president emphasised that the government would continue to create works and services for Türkiye.