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Palestinians turn to Turkey

The Palestinians are hopeful that Turkey’s promises of increased financial aid will make up for the losses resulting from the United States reducing its aid to UNRWA.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a news conference in Istanbul, Turkey January 25, 2018.  REUTERS/Murad Sezer - RC1AD2229B60

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced to the Palestinian delegation visiting Ankara Jan. 27 the ongoing support for the Palestinians on diplomatic and economic levels, and called for ignoring US threats to halt aid to the Palestinians.

During a Jan. 11 press conference in Ankara, Cavusoglu had said, "If the United States cuts aid to the Palestinians, we will step in because we are here for such circumstances.”

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