May 15, 2018 19:35 Asia/Tehran
  • Iranian FM speaks with Turkish counterpart to discuss Gaza

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu have, in a phone conversation on Tuesday, exchanged views on the latest developments in Palestine.

The Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers also agreed to continue their negotiations on Palestine.

The talks came in response to the US opening of new embassy in Al-Quds amid deadly Israeli crackdown on peaceful protests by Palestinians by firing live ammunition, tear gas and firebombs at them.

At least 60 Palestinians were martyred and hundreds more injured by Israeli forces along the Gaza border Monday amid protests marking the Nakba anniversary and the relocation of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Since the border rallies began on March 30, more than 100 Palestinian demonstrators have been martyred by cross-border Israeli gunfire, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

The 1948 war uprooted 700,000 Palestinians from their homes, creating a refugee crisis that is still not resolved. Palestinians call this mass eviction the Nakba — Arabic for "catastrophe".