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Turkey, Jordan call for Palestine peace talks

August 23, 2017 at 3:01 am

Image of Palestinian President Abbas (L) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R)

Turkey and Jordan urged “serious and effective” talks between Palestine and Israel to end the long-running conflict, according to a joint statement issued by the country’s two leaders.

A communique was released after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and King Abdullah II held talks in Jordan’s capital Amman on Monday, where they discussed “a number of regional and international issues of mutual interest, and the main challenges facing countries in the region”.

The two leaders stressed the importance of “launching serious and effective Palestinian-Israeli negotiations to end the conflict on the basis of the two state-solution that allows for the emergence of an independent Palestinian state on the 4 June 1967 borders”.

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Erdogan and King Abdullah also said new peace negotiations must have “a clear timeline and must be based on established international terms of reference, especially the Arab Peace Initiative of 2002,” according to the statement.

The Jordanian monarch also welcomed efforts by Erdogan during the recent crisis in Jerusalem, it adds.