Turkey assesses Yemen's proposal for compromise in Palestine .hurriyet2008-detailbox-newslink { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-weight:bold; text-decoration:none; color:#000000;} .hurriyet2008-detailbox-newslink:hover { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-weight:bold; text-decoration:underline; color:#990000;} Turkey has been evaluating Yemen's proposal for a compromise in Palestine, Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan said on Friday.

"Yemen's foreign minister had sent me a letter 10 days ago including their proposals on compromise process. The letter said this compromise could be reached under the leadership of Egypt, Syria and Turkey and with the support of other countries. Turkey has assessed this proposal," he said in an interview with Qatar's Al Jazeera television.
Turkey, long before the eruption of clashes in the region, had warned that situation in the Middle East might get worse, "unfortunately, a human tragedy was experienced in Gaza," he added.
Recalling Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's tour to the region, Babacan said, "Turkey has launched intensive efforts for a cease-fire in the region."
Babacan said Turkey sent delegations to Cairo, Damascus and Tel Aviv to assess details of a probable cease-fire and talked to all parties. He said, "ceasefire is only a start, it should be continuous. Turkey continues to be in contact with all related parties."
He urged blockade in Gaza to end soon for normalization of passage of people and goods.
"Turkey considered the matter in humanitarian sense and elevated its voice against the developments. We could not remain silent against killing of children and women," he said.