US joins Türkiye call for peace amid escalating Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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While the loss of life increased in the two countries continuing the Israel-Palestine war, a call for peace came from Türkiye. In a statement, the United States(US) Embassy in Ankara said it joined Türkiye in calling for a lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

US joins Türkiye call for peace amid escalating Israeli-Palestinian conflict

While the loss of life increased in the two countries continuing the Israel-Palestine war, a call for peace came from Türkiye. In a statement, the United States(US) Embassy in Ankara said it joined Türkiye in calling for a lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The US Embassy in Ankara announced that they support the calls of Türkiye and many world leaders to reduce violence regarding the attack launched by Hamas' Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades on Israel from the blockaded Gaza Strip on October 7, 2023.

"We are witnessing large-scale human suffering unfold in Palestine and Israel. We join the government of Türkiye and many world leaders in calling for restraint and de-escalation of violence," the US Embassy in Ankara posted on its X social media account.

TURKISH FOREIGN MINISTRY CALLS FOR CALM

In a written statement released by the Türkiye Foreign Affairs Ministry yesterday, it was stated that the violence and tension in Israel and Palestine were met with deep concern.

We attach great importance to the restoration of calm in the region as soon as possible and strongly condemn the loss of civilian lives. We emphasise that acts of violence and related escalations will not benefit anyone, and we call on the parties to act with restraint and stay away from impulsive steps." Turkish Foreign Affairs Ministrystated.

"As Türkiye, we are always ready to provide our best contribution to ensure that the developments in question can be brought under control without further escalation and without spreading to a wider area. In this direction, we continue our intensive contact with the relevant parties.
These regrettable developments demonstrate once again the importance of the vision of a two-state solution. We call on the parties to abandon the use of force and work towards a permanent solution in line with this vision without further delay." Turkish Foreign Affairs Ministry stated.

WORLD PRESS EVALUATED TÜRKİYE'S STANCE

In a report headlined "Türkiye ready to help ease Israeli-Palestinian conflict", United Kingdom(UK)-based Reuters reported that Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan discussed the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians with his regional counterparts.

FM Fidan met with his Saudi, Qatari, Iranian, Palestinian, and Egyptian counterparts, but no details were given on the content of the talks.

"The Turkish Foreign Ministry reiterated President Erdogan's call for restraint and strongly condemned the loss of civilian lives," the report noted.

"We emphasize that acts of violence and escalation do not benefit anyone," the ministry said in a statement, adding that Turkish citizens in the region were urged to stay indoors in safe places.

It was also noted that Türkiye said that it is always ready to provide whatever assistance it can to prevent further escalation of the developments and to bring them under control without spreading to the wider region.

"Türkiye discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with regional powers," the United Arab Emirates-based Al Arabiya reported.

In addition to talks with regional countries, Washington was also contacted and Turkish Foreign Minister Fidan exchanged views with his US counterpart Antony Blinken.

"Türkiye strongly condemned the loss of civilian lives," the report emphasized.

Source: Anadolu Agency

 

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