Thu. Aug 5th, 2021

Erdogan terms M East Plan as ‘Occupation plan’ during speech in Parliament

“The US peace plan for the Middle East isn’t a project to create peace,” Erdogan stated, even as speaking to Pakistani lawmakers in Islamabad on Friday. “It is an occupation project,” he added.

Washington unveiled its ‘Deal of the Century’ peace plan last month, with the proposal recognizing Tel Aviv’s claims to sovereignty over Jewish settlements in the West Bank, and spotting Jerusalem as the country’s capital.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reiterated his country’s rejection of the Trump Israeli-Palestinian peace thought, suggesting that the so-referred to as ‘Deal of the Century’ was truely an “occupation project.”

“We introduced to the complete world that we are able to not go away the Temple Mount to the Israeli occupiers,” Erdogan confused, in connection with the contested Jerusalem holy site home to major religious shrines for Jews, Muslims and Christians alike. Turkey has had poor relations with Israel for over decade, with President Erdogan and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeatedly attacking each other, comparing one another to ‘Nazis’, accusing one another of crimes against their neighbors, and calling each other corrupt autocrats.