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Ties with Israel should not be at the expense of the Palestinian cause, Turkey’s Foreign Minister tells Moroccan counterpart

Turkey's foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. / DR
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«Ankara is against establishing relations with any country at the expense of the Palestinian cause», Turkey's foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday in the wake of a normalization agreement between Morocco and Israel.

According to the Turkish press agency Anadolu, this statement was made during a phone call with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita.

The agency also indicates that Mevlut Cavusoglu called, on the same day, his Algerian counterpart Sabri Boukadoum.  

US President Donald Trump announced Thursday that Israel and Morocco «have agreed to establish full diplomatic relations», calling the deal a «breakthrough» for peace in the Middle East.

Rabat thus becomes the fourth country to normalize its relations with Tel Aviv, after Sudan, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

For the Turkish agency, «the agreements have drawn widespread condemnation from Palestinians, who say the accords ignore their rights and do not serve the Palestinian cause».

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