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Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Turkey Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Our views are obvious. We are in favor of a plan that will lead Israel and Palestine to live side by side in peace and cooperate as two independent states. The plan will be achieved through mutual negotiations and dialogue. The Road Map and the United Nations documents will guide the parties.”

Abdullah Gul, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Turkey, May 29, 2006

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Description:

“Important developments took place in the Ministry and structural changes were made in the organization of our Ministry in the aftermath of the Cold War. The number of our missions abroad increased significantly with the emergence of new states in this period. At the same time, the transformation that took place and the challenges experienced in the geography that we inhabit in the 1990’s introduced various new risks and opportunities for Turkish foreign policy and further enhanced the significance and role of Turkey in securing peace, stability and prosperity in this fragile neighbourhood.

The Republic of Turkey, which had a total of 39 missions abroad in 1924, is now represented by 162 missions throughout the world. These missions comprise of 93 Embassies, 11 Permanent Missions to international organizations and 58 Consulate Generals.

Serving under the leadership of the 40th Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Mr. Abdullah Gül, the Turkish Foreign Service consisting of a total of 905 diplomats at the Ministry and its missions abroad, continues to operate with its modest resources and number of personnel to conduct and further promote our international political, economic and cultural relations in the bilateral and multilateral context as well as to contribute to peace, stability and prosperity in our region and beyond.”

MFA Website, Brief History of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey (accessed Mar. 23, 2007)

Mission:

“Since the inception of the Republic to this day, the vision and principles of the great leader and founder of the Republic, Atatürk, have not only guided Turkish foreign policy but his maxim ‘peace at home, peace in the world’ also continues to constitute the fundamental objective of this policy. Accordingly, Turkey has pursued an active and peaceful foreign policy since the 1930’s.”

MFA Website, Brief History of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey (accessed Mar. 23, 2007)

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  1. Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?