Turkish cabinet convenes: Focus on Israel's war crimes in Gaza, fighter jet procurement

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Council of Ministers, chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, set to address Israel's actions in Gaza and the potential acquisition of Eurofighter jets

Turkish cabinet convenes: Focus on Israel's war crimes in Gaza, fighter jet procurement

Turkiye's presidential cabinet will convene in the capital Ankara on Monday after a three-week break. The main agenda of the meeting to be held in the presidential complex under the chairmanship of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be Israel's massacres in Gaza and the fighter jets that the air force should purchase as soon as possible.

At the meeting, Turkiye's mediation and guarantor role to stop Israel's 44-day bombardment of Gaza and to ensure a ceasefire will be discussed. President Erdogan and Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan will update cabinet members on the ongoing diplomatic efforts for mediation. A significant point of discussion will be the addition of new fighter jets to the Turkish Armed Forces inventory.

Turkiye is exploring alternative solutions in light of the United States' delay in F-16 and F-35 sales. Ankara is actively pursuing the purchase of 40 Eurofighter Typhoons from Europe, with the United Kingdom and Spain approving the acquisition. However, Germany remains hesitant about the sale, and National Defense Minister Yasar Guler will brief the cabinet on the latest developments, including potential alternative routes for procuring fighter jets.

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca will also provide information about the health aid sent to Gaza and the field hospitals established in Egypt. Additionally, during the meeting, the cabinet will address anti-terrorism operations within Turkiye and across its borders.

Source: Newsroom

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