Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu made statements in Riyadh regarding his visit to Saudi Arabia and the agenda. Speaking about the escalating tension between Israel and Palestine, Minister Çavuşoğlu said, “We always condemn, but the ummah waits for us to take a step. Such attacks must stop. Within the framework of the law, the rights of the Palestinians must be protected.”
The highlights of Minister Çavuşoğlu’s statements are as follows:
“We discussed how we can improve our cooperation in regional issues. We decided to continue this dialogue. This visit we witnessed Israel attacking Palestinians in the most sacred place.
We couldn’t stay silent during this period
We could not remain silent during this period. Our President called many leaders. He followed our work, too. We called the members of the Security Council. Like Sergey Lavrov. We also met with the Foreign Ministers of the countries in the region. The Palestinian Foreign Minister was in Ankara on Friday. We are in touch again. We also met with Foreign Ministers of Pakistan, Iran, Algeria Morocco and Tunisia.
For this issue to be addressed at a higher level, the council of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs needs to be held. Today we will try to hold a meeting at the level of the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the term presidency. We had previously called the UN for an emergency session after the summits in Turkey. The General Assembly had answered the call 3 times in the past.
“The ummah is waiting for us to step in”
Again, we always condemn, but the ummah waits for us to step forward. Such attacks must stop. It is necessary to protect the rights of the Palestinians within the framework of the law.”
After these statements of the minister, the possibility of sending troops to Jerusalem started to be discussed.