Turkish parties condemn Trump’s Middle East peace plan

All five political parties in the Turkish parliament condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s newly-announced Middle East peace plan in a joint statement on Wednesday, Turkish news site Diken reported on Wednesday.

Trump’s plan, announced on Tuesday, aims to keep Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital.

Trump has said the proposal “could be the last opportunity” for Palestinians. 

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), its coalition partner the far-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), centre-right opposition Good (İYİ) Party and pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) all said the plan aimed to “turn an occupation into an annexation” of Palestinian land.

The five parties echoed a statement made earlier on Wednesday by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, calling the plan an unfair approach that completely excludes Palestine and a violation of U.N. codes.