Palestinian State Should be Established, Turkish FM Says
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday that a Palestinian state whose capital was East Jerusalem needed to be established.

Speaking to reporters at the airport in Ankara prior to his departure for Gaza with foreign ministers of some Arab League members, Turkish Foreign Minister said permanent solutions were needed in regard to Palestine issue, adding that a Palestinian state whose capital was East Jerusalem needed to be established.

In response to a question if there were any negotiations held with Israel to stop the conflict, he said, "If we can protect a single Gaza person, we will make all our efforts. In this scope, direct or/and indirect, we are ready to hold all our channels open. All our channels are open regarding to this matter."

Answering a question about the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to the region, he said that they were always in contact with Clinton in the framework of ceasefire plan on which Turkey, Egypt, Qatar and Arab League have been working.



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SOUND BITE: (in Turkish) Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:
"Permanent solutions were needed in regard to Palestine issue, adding that a Palestinian state whose capital was East Jerusalem needed to be established."

"If we can protect a single Gaza person, we will make all our efforts. In this scope, direct or/and indirect, we are ready to hold all our channels open. All our channels are open regarding to this matter."

"We are always in contact with Clinton in the framework of ceasefire plan on which Turkey, Egypt, Qatar and Arab League have been working."



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