Palestine–Turkey relations

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Palestine–Turkey relations

Palestine

Turkey

Palestine–Turkey relations refers to the current and historical bilateral relationship between Turkey and Palestine.

Turkey aid has been a major source of humanitarian relief to Palestine, especially since the start of the Blockade of the Gaza Strip.[1]

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In spite of Turkey's constructive relations with Israel, diplomacy between Turkey and the Palestinian National Authority has been relatively strong and helpful, especially when Recep Tayyip Erdogan took action in verbally countering Israels standoff against Gaza fighters. Historically, Palestine was under Turkish (Ottoman Empire) rule for four hundred years prior to the days of the British Mandate of Palestine.[2]

Turkey welcomed a UN vote on the 30th of November, 2012, giving Palestine non-member statehood in the world body, saying the dramatic gesture would bolster the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process.[3]

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