– We are talking about 13 thousand children, women and elderly people who were killed – the Turkish President said during the conference. Moreover, the Gaza Strip almost no longer exists, and everything has been destroyed to the ground, noting that a “two-state solution within the 1967 borders” seems necessary to stop the conflict in the Middle East.
Erdogan called on the German government and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to work with Turkey to reach a ceasefire in Gaza. He also accused Israel of “holding Palestinian hostages.”
– Mr. President, it is no secret that we have very different views on this conflict. That is why our talks are important, especially in difficult times, we need a direct conversation with each other – “Israel’s right to exist is indisputable for us,” Schulz told Erdogan, recalling the German government’s position.
– There is no place for anti-Semitism in our country, regardless of whether it is politically or religiously motivated, whether it comes from the right or the left, regardless of whether it has been here for centuries or came to our country from abroad – the Chancellor explained.
Schulz also noted that he opposes those who “want to deprive Muslims of their place in Germany,” and acknowledged that the suffering of the Palestinian population in Gaza is “frustrating.”
The advisor also announced that he would continue talks with the Turkish President about the possibilities of preventing further escalation of the conflict in the Middle East.
Among other topics discussed by the leaders during Friday’s meeting was Sweden’s accession to NATO, as well as their common goal of reducing illegal immigration and continuing the agreement reached on this matter between the European Union and Turkey in 2016.
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