Turkish Prime Minster Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed foreign ministers of Arab League states in Cairo today and said that international recognition of a Palestinian state was “not an option but an obligation.” “It’s time to raise the Palestinian flag at the United Nations. Let’s raise the Palestinian flag and let that flag be the symbol of peace and justice in the Middle East,” he said. Erdogan also again criticized Israel for its refusal to apologize for what the U.N. recently called its “excessive” raid on the Gaza aid flotilla last year. “While Israel is trying to legitimize its existence, it is at the same time taking irresponsible steps that damage its own legitimacy,” he said.
Erdogan: Int’l Recognition Of A Palestinian State Is ‘An Obligation’