Turkey-Russia Joint Effort to Resolve Gaza Crisis
(zaman.com) - Turkey and the Russian Federation have signaled cooperation to ease the tensions in the Middle East, which have risen following the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier and the aggressive Israeli reaction.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday telephoned Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to exchange views on the Israel-Palestine situation, reports Trend.
Putin complimented the Turkish Prime Minister for his efforts to defuse the crisis, saying that his country stands with Turkey.
Erdogan, in return, stated that the international community was unhappy with the Israeli use of disproportionate force, which destroyed the infrastructure of Palestine and making life unbearable for the Palestinians.
Ignoring international calls for restraint, the Israeli army has targeted schools, water and electricity supplies in the Gaza Strip and left hospitals without energy and water.
Erdogan told Putin that the Palestinians should release the kidnapped Israeli soldier and that Israel should release the Palestinian deputies.
The two leaders agreed to work together to resolve the problem.