Erdogan calls on Italy to recognize the Palestinian state

Last Updated on May 31, 2024 8:57 am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke on the phone with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. Bilateral relations between the two countries and Israeli attacks on Palestinians were discussed over the phone.

Amid talks on Wednesday, Turkey’s president called on Italy’s prime minister to recognize the state of Palestine. Khabar Daily Sabahar.

According to Turkish sources, Erdogan has expressed hope that Italy, Spain, Norway and Ireland will recognize the Palestinian state. He also highlighted the need to increase pressure on the Israeli administration to comply with international law and stop violent attacks against Palestine.

Erdogan said Turkey’s priority on Palestine was an immediate permanent ceasefire, the release of prisoners and the possibility of uninterrupted humanitarian aid delivery to Gaza.

Ankara has been a staunch defender of the Palestinian cause and a fierce critic of Israel since the war in Gaza began. So far, Israel has killed more than 36,000 Palestinians, mostly women and children, in retaliation for cross-border attacks by Hamas.

So far 146 countries have recognized the state of Palestine. More than two-thirds of UN countries recognize Palestine.

143 out of 193 UN countries have previously recognized Palestine as a state. And now three more countries in Europe have recognized Palestine, and this number stands at 146, Spanish Foreign Minister Jesse Manuel said on Tuesday.

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