Erdogan Affirms Support for Palestinians on Nakba Anniversary

Erdogan Affirms Support for Palestinians on Nakba Anniversary

Ankara, The Gulf Observer: On Wednesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan marked the 76th anniversary of the Nakba, a poignant day observed by Palestinians each year on May 15. The Nakba, meaning “Catastrophe” in Arabic, commemorates their displacement following the establishment of the State of Israel, symbolizing their enduring longing for homeland and independence.

In his commemorative address, President Erdogan conveyed solidarity with the Palestinian people, acknowledging the profound pain associated with the Nakba while reaffirming Türkiye’s steadfast support for their cause. Erdogan emphasized the inevitability of Palestinians’ return to their ancestral homes, invoking the poignant imagery of the keys to their houses, cherished symbols passed down through generations and kept under pillows as a testament to their enduring hope.

“Sooner or later, Palestinians will return to their homes; sooner or later, Palestinians will use the keys to their houses, which they have kept under their pillows and passed down from generation to generation,” President Erdogan declared, encapsulating Türkiye’s unwavering commitment to the Palestinian struggle for justice and self-determination.

Erdogan’s message echoed Türkiye’s longstanding solidarity with Palestine, reaffirming the nation’s pledge to stand by the Palestinian people in their quest for dignity, rights, and statehood. The statement underscored Türkiye’s readiness to extend support in various forms, reflecting a firm belief in the eventual realization of a just and lasting peace in the region.

As Palestinians reflect on the Nakba and its enduring legacy, President Erdogan’s words serve as a poignant reminder of the shared aspirations for a future where justice, equality, and freedom prevail. Amidst the challenges and tribulations faced by the Palestinian people, Türkiye’s unwavering support remains a beacon of hope, fostering resilience and perseverance in the pursuit of a brighter tomorrow.