Türkiye, Iran leaders discuss Israel's offensive in Gaza

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Turkish President Erdogan and his Iranian counterpart Raisi discuss bilateral ties and Israel's actions in Palestine in a phone call

Türkiye, Iran leaders discuss Israel's offensive in Gaza

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi had a phone conversation on Sunday to discuss the current situation in Gaza, the Palestinian territory under siege. 

The discussion between the two leaders encompassed the bilateral relations between Türkiye and Iran, the ongoing attacks by Israel in Palestinian territories, and the humanitarian crisis in the region, as stated by the Turkish Communications Directorate. 

Erdogan emphasized the necessity of furthering efforts to implement the United Nations Security Council resolution for a cease-fire in Gaza, urging Fatah and Hamas to collaborate during this period. 

He also underscored the importance of working together to counter Israeli attempts to escalate tensions in the area. 

On Oct. 7, Israel initiated a violent military campaign in the Gaza Strip, resulting in the deaths of approximately 1,200 individuals. Subsequently, around 32,800 Palestinians have lost their lives, with 75,300 sustaining injuries amid widespread devastation and scarcity of essential supplies. The blockade imposed by Israel has led to a critical humanitarian situation in Gaza, particularly affecting the residents of the northern region who are facing severe food shortages. 

The Israeli offensive has forced 85% of Gaza's population to flee their homes due to the destruction caused, with shortages of food, water, and medicine exacerbating the crisis. The U.N. reports that 60% of the enclave's infrastructure has either been damaged or completely destroyed. 

Accusations of genocide have been directed at Israel at the International Court of Justice, prompting the court to urge Israel to take immediate action to prevent a famine in Gaza. 


Source: AA 

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