Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Monday, proposed the establishment of a new administration for Jerusalem.
Speaking after a Cabinet meeting in Ankara, Erdogan called on the UN, the UN Security Council, the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and other international organization’s to act against the oppression of Palestinians as well as take a clear position on the issue of Jerusalem.
“We believe that at this point there is a need for a separate settlement for Jerusalem. To achieve lasting peace and calm in Jerusalem, which encloses the religious symbols of Muslims, Jews and Christians, everyone must make sacrifices,” Erdogan said.
“Under the current circumstances, the most correct and consistent way to act on Jerusalem would be to be run by a committee of representatives from the three religions. Otherwise, it does not appear that it will be easily possible to achieve lasting peace in this ancient city,” he added and said Turkey would offer its political and military support to international efforts to liberate Jerusalem and protect the Palestinian people.