Erdoğan calls on Jewish community to engage in ceasefire diplomacy

Erdoğan calls on Jewish community to engage in ceasefire diplomacy

PanARMENIAN.Net - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on the Jewish community in Turkey to get involved in ceasefire diplomacy, Hurriyet Daily News reported..

“They are people who can become a part of this [cease-fire] mechanism,” Erdoğan said, adding that the Jewish community in Turkey totaled between 20,000 and 30,000 people.

“They have connections there [in Israel] and they should make use of these connections, because they know very well about the position we are in right now,” Erdoğan said Nov 21.

He revealed that Turkish and Israeli intelligence authorities had recently contacted each other over the Gaza crisis, but said that Ankara had not been in direct political dialogue with Israel. “We have not conducted any meetings with Israel in the political sense, and we will not do so throughout this process unless an exceptional situation appears,” he said.

Although the intelligence services of both Israel and Turkey were working on the issue, it is not possible for such organizations to end such a process, Erdoğan noted.

 Top stories
In a statement, the court acknowledged that Hamas contests its inclusion on the list, maintained since it was created in 2001.
“We’ve never seen so many journalists held captive — for ransom or other reasons — by nonstate actors,” Robert Mahoney said.
The raids and arrests "are incompatible with the freedom of media, which is a core principle of democracy," a statement said.
“We are going beyond the banalities taught to us for 200 years. We are finally asking the right questions,” the president said.
Partner news
Soghomon Tehlirian assassinated Talaat Pasha on March 15, 1921

Operation Nemesis was a covert operation by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation carried out from 1920 to 1922, during which a number of former Ottoman political and military figures were assassinated for their role in the Armenian Genocide.