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Turkey: Restoring ties with Israel does not mean giving up support for Palestinians

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (left) speaks alongside his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, in Ankara on June 23, 2022. (Boaz Oppenheim/GPO)
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (left) speaks alongside his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, in Ankara on June 23, 2022. (Boaz Oppenheim/GPO)

Turkey says that its decision to restore full diplomatic relations with Israel after a decade of tensions does not mean that it will abandon its support for the Palestinians.

“We are not giving up on the Palestinian cause,” Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tells reporters.

“It is important for our messages to be conveyed directly through the ambassador (on the Palestinian issue).”

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