Turkish FM Davutoglu: Jerusalem is Palestinian land
“Jerusalem is Palestinian land and I hope Palestine will be a member of United Nations. It is the UN’s obligation to do so,” said Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu at the “International Meeting on the Question of Jerusalem” in Ankara.
No Compo for kafirs:
Istanbul – Turkey has no plans to pay 90 million euros ($124 million) to Cyprus as ordered by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday.
The money was ordered in compensation for Turkey’s invasion of the island 40 years ago.
Davutoglu said Turkey, which is seeking to join the European Union of which Cyprus is a member, sees no obligation to pay the compensation to a country that it does not formally recognise. – Reuters
Turkish Cypriot Deputy Prime Minister Serdar Denktas slammed the European Court of Human Rights’ decision to make Turkey pay 90 million euros compensation to the Greek Cypriot administration for human rights violations during the 1974 military operation.