Special report: Palestine-Israel Conflicts
ANKARA, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Turkish President Abdullah Gul said Friday that he is deeply saddened over the silence of the whole globe regarding the deaths of children and the difficulty in establishing a ceasefire in the warring Gaza Strip.
Speaking at a joint press conference with visiting Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh, Gul said, "I am ashamed, on behalf of humanity, about Israel's attacks on Gaza," adding that Turkey is conducting diplomacy to establish a ceasefire.
"All sides involved must establish ceasefire immediately. Continuation of incidents (in Gaza) will lead to great instability. This instability may be carried to future generations," Gul stressed.
Calling on the new U.S. administration to help establish a ceasefire and solve the Gaza problem, Gul said that "permitting the continuation of attacks on Gaza is a very dangerous step."
"A ceasefire must be established as early as possible and an order must be created whereby Palestine and Israel can live side by side without problems," he said.
All developments from Afghanistan to Africa, Iraq and regional matters are all linked to the Palestinian issue, Gul said.
For his part, Guelleh said that the tragedy in Gaza which had been going on for the past 21 days must be ended.
"We want to express our support to Turkey's efforts in establishing peace in the Middle East," Guelleh said.
He added that "we are saddened by the incidents taking place in Palestine. We believe that the resolution of the UN Security Council must be implemented."