In phone call, Türkiye’s Hakan Fidan stresses urgent need for immediate cease-fire in Gaza, ensuring uninterrupted delivery of humanitarian aid
Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan and his Australian counterpart Penny Wong discussed recent developments in Gaza, according to Turkish diplomatic sources on Tuesday.
The two exchanged views on the current situation in Gaza, where attacks on Palestinian civilians have risen, and tension is escalating, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
Fidan stressed to Wong the urgent need for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza and ensuring the uninterrupted delivery of humanitarian aid.
Addressing the risk of conflicts spreading to the region, Fidan stressed that Israel’s indiscriminate targeting of Gaza, including bombing hospitals and schools, constitutes a blatant violation of international law.
He also emphasized the importance of the international community sending the right messages to Israel to end the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
As the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip near their 40th day, at least 11,180 Palestinians have been killed, including over 7,700 women and children, and more than 28,200 others have been injured, according to the latest figures from Palestinian authorities.
Thousands of buildings including hospitals, mosques, and churches have also been damaged or destroyed in Israel’s relentless air and ground attacks on the besieged enclave since last month.
Source: Anadolu Agency