During President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to Pakistan, the book titled “Occupation of the Century: Palestine under the Shadow of Unilateral Plans” prepared by the Directorate of Communications with the aim of increasing international sensitivity towards the issue of Palestine has been presented to the host country.
The book titled “Occupation of the Century: Palestine under the Shadow of Unilateral Plans” has been prepared by the Directorate of Communications to present to interlocutors at international programs.
The book prepared in Turkish, English and Arabic has been presented to President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan as well as the host delegation during President Erdoğan’s visit to the country.
The book, which was also on the table during the Meeting of Turkey-Pakistan High Level Strategic Cooperation Council, addresses in detail Palestine’s honourable struggle, Israeli occupation processes, violations of international law, Turkey’s support for the Palestinian cause, and the occupation and annexation plan put forward by the U.S. President Donald Trump.
The book also includes statements by international organizations and heads of state regarding the aforementioned plan and Turkey’s approach to the issue.
In the foreword of the book, Director of Communications Fahrettin Altun noted that Turkey’s stance on the issue, which can be summarized with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s statement “The plan announced will not serve peace and settlement in the region. It is a plan aimed at ignoring the rights of the Palestinians and legitimizing Israel’s occupation. Jerusalem is sacred to Muslims. The plan to give Jerusalem to Israel is absolutely unacceptable”, was a historical objection and a warning.
“The plan, which runs counter to international law, UN and UN Security Council resolutions, is doomed to fail because it cannot be implemented at all.” Altun said, and continued: "Occupation and genocide policies leading to sufferings, to which the Palestinian people have been exposed for decades, should not be allowed this time. A genuine peace plan can only be achieved in line with international legitimacy and in a framework paying regard to the rights of Palestine.”