Erdogan calls on Sharon, Abbas to pursue peace
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke Sunday with his Israeli and Palestinian counterparts, offering Ankara's aid in pursuing the "roadmap" to peace, his press service said in a statement.
In the course of phone conversations with Ariel Sharon and Mahmud Abbas, Erdogan said Turkey was "determined to contribute to efforts to reach a settlement that established two states with internationally recognized borders" between Israeli and Palestinian lands, the statement said.
Furthermore, he added progress in the Mid-East region's peace process was contingent upon the halt to "terrorism", and expressed sadness at the deaths of four Israeli soldiers, shot dead at a checkpoint Sunday. (Albawaba.com)
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