Al Raya Gazetesi Muhabiri Ibrahim Badawi'nin Büyükelçi Ahmet Demirok'la Gerçekleştirdiği Mülakatın İngilizce Metni , 10.08.2014
H.E. Ahmed Demirok, Turkey's
ambassador to Qatar, confirms that Turkey and Qatar are doing all their effort
to support Gaza since the beginning of the Israeli aggression on Gaza Strip;
they are also considered as the main supporter of the Palestinian people and the
Palestinians have confidence in them in transferring their just demands to the
international community. He told Al Raya that he feels pride for participating
in this solidarity festival with Gaza people... adding that this festival is a
clear demonstration of solidarity with our brothers in Palestine as I did not
expect such a large number of attendees. I am very proud of these crowds that
came to reflect its solidarity with Gaza people.
The Turkish Ambassador stressed
that the Islamic states need today to have solidarity with each other. He said:
Unfortunately, there was a silence from some of the brothers towards Gaza tragedy,
while Qatar and Turkey showed their real solidarity with Gaza people since the
beginning. Accordingly the leaderships of the two countries were being praised
in this solidarity festival for their big support to the Palestinian people,
who knows very well who stands beside them since the beginning.
He praised the Qatari position
saying that Qatar was and still a key supporter for Gaza people since the
beginning of the Israeli aggression on Gaza Strip. It provided a lot of support
either on the human or material level as it has already sent $ 25 million to
Gaza before the intensification of this aggression. He continued: Qatar is
always sincere in its support for Gaza people and some must learn lessons from
these positions. Some Islamic countries should not be silenced or make wrong judgments
about what is happening in Gaza, because by that they are punishing Gaza people
and rewarding the Israeli occupation who commits massacres against humanity and
kills civilians, including children and women.
He stressed that the Qatari and Turkish
positions were two of the most prominent positions supporting Gaza people, as
the communication between the leaders of the two countries did not cut off
since the beginning of the aggression on Gaza Strip. He said: the confidence of
the Palestinian side in the leadership of the two countries was demonstrated in
Mr. Khaled Meshaal speech, head of the political bureau of the Islamic
Resistance Movement, Hamas, who confirmed that they trust in Qatar and Turkey
to transport the demands of the Palestinian people. Turkey is ready to
cooperate with Qatar in order to reach a permanent ceasefire and to achieve
peace in Gaza; stressing that we are not alone and we want to cooperate with
all regional and international partners to reach this goal.
The Turkish Ambassador commended
on the communication and coordination between the leaderships of the two
countries as well as mutual visits between the two countries at the highest
level since the beginning of the crisis, to discuss the best ways to end the
aggression on Gaza Strip, as well as shuttling of Foreign Ministers of the two
countries for supporting our people in Gaza. He continued: The international
community must put an end to the Israeli violations and the excessive use of
force against the Palestinians. We hope to reach a permanent cease-fire and to
achieve peace in the Middle East, which is currently going through a difficult
The Turkish ambassador praised
the establishment of such festival, thanking the Cultural Village Foundation "Katara"
and all the institutions that organized it; pointing to the success in
organizing the festival in a very short time and collect large donations for
our brothers in Gaza.
The ambassador Demirok expressed
his sincere condolences to the families of the martyrs in Gaza, wishing to end
the aggression and the cease-fire soon as a prelude to the establishment of
peace in the sector. He pointed out that there are a lot of Turkish
organizations that raise funds to support our people in Gaza.