Russian newspaper: Turkish initiative provides guarantors for each side of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict (Reuters)
Turkey is betting on the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, believing that the Gaza Strip cannot be governed without the participation of Hamas, which Israel and the United States want to dismantle.
A report published by the Russian newspaper "Nezavisimaya" indicated that Turkey intends to discuss the post-war structure in the Gaza Strip with the UAE leadership on the sidelines of the COP28 climate conference, which kicked off in Dubai on November 30.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan went to the UAE to attend the United Nations climate summit and that he is promoting a special initiative to settle the Palestinian-Israeli conflict that contradicts the plans of America and Israel, the author of the report, quoted by the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet, said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan went to the UAE to attend the United Nations climate summit, and that he is promoting a special initiative to settle the Palestinian-Israeli conflict that contradicts the plans of America and Israel, adding that Ankara stands on the side of the Palestinians, and insists that the formula of the political system without the participation of Hamas will not have any chance of success.
They are guarantors for each party
Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan was quoted in the report as saying that they propose that some countries in the region, including Turkey, become guarantors of Palestine, and others become guarantors of Israel. These countries will have to take responsibility for implementing the terms of the settlement, he said, noting that the initiative is still in preparation, and its main provisions will be presented to a wider audience.
For his part, Erdogan has publicly asserted that Gaza should become part of the independent Palestinian state that should be established after the war ends. In one of his speeches, Erdogan said, "We want to see Gaza as a peaceful area and part of an independent Palestinian state according to the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital. We will support formulas that will revive peace and tranquility in the region."
A Challenge to America and Israel
This poses a direct challenge to the American notion that the Arab world, including members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), will take over the administration of Gaza after the war, an idea that has the support of Israel's major think tanks.
Subputin said Turkish rhetoric had become more intense in recent months. On Wednesday, Erdogan called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a "thug."
During a speech to the Turkish parliament, Erdogan said that since the seventh of last October, "our brothers and sisters in Gaza have been subjected to the most heinous attacks in human history, as their mosques have been bombed, their schools have been reduced to rubble, and refugee camps have become the target of deliberate attacks. Therefore, Netanyahu has written his name in history as the butcher of Gaza."