Erdogan after meeting Abbas: Israel to be held accountable for barbaric attacks

Erdogan expects Israelis to be held accountable for their actions

by Sead Dedovic
Erdogan after meeting Abbas: Israel to be held accountable for barbaric attacks
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has no intention of changing his stance on the conflict in Palestine, ready to assist the Palestinian people in their toughest times in history. Erdogan has been speaking out about the Middle East issue since the beginning of the conflict, calling for help and peace. However, as an individual, he could hardly do much about this war. 

Erdogan intends to continue supporting Palestine and fighting for peace and justice. Turkey's Communications Director, Fahrettin Altun, confirmed that the Turkish president had a phone call with his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas. Altun revealed that Erdogan sent encouraging messages, emphasizing that he would stand firmly with Palestine during Israel's barbaric attacks. 

Erdogan expects Israelis to be held accountable for their actions. Altun also emphasized that the Turkish president calls for all means to achieve a ceasefire in Gaza, with one of the options being the implementation of a UN Security Council resolution.

Türkiye's Communications Director Fahrettin Altun believes that all those who remain silent in the face of Israel's atrocities are complicit. Israel has been conducting attacks on the Gaza Strip since October, resulting in a large number of civilian casualties that have sparked reactions from prominent figures worldwide. Despite the significant loss of civilian lives, the response has been limited to reactions, with no concrete actions taken. Altun considers Turkey's support to have been crucial during this conflict, believing that without Turkey's backing, Israel's atrocities would have been much greater than they are. Altun is disappointed in world leaders who have no intention of providing concrete assistance and understanding the plight of the Palestinian population.

"Those who remain silent on this matter today bear responsibility before history and humanity," he said, as quoted by TRT World!

"Had it not been for Türkiye's support for the Palestinian cause in the international arena since 2002, the atrocities committed by Israel would have been much deeper," Altun said.

Turkish leaders and the government of this country intend to pursue the same policy in the future, ready to help the Palestinian population. The conflict has dragged on, which few expected. Israelis have no intention of giving up and aim to achieve their final plan: to destroy Hamas and its leader. They are not concerned with reactions; the Israeli leadership has a clear goal and is prepared to go to the very end.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Recep Tayyip Erdogan© Sean Gallup/Getty Images News

The Turkish president stood by the Palestinian people a few days ago, emphasizing that he is ready to support them in difficult times by sending aid materials. Erdogan is well aware of the situation in Palestine, aware that the people are facing immense problems, including hunger. In addition, there is a great need for medical equipment. Palestine is in chaos, which much of the world remains silent about.

Erdogan has gone so far as to even hope that the map will look just like it did in 1967. He is ready to support Palestine until the Palestinian population lives in peace, with East Jerusalem as the capital.

"We will continue our support to our Palestinian brothers and sisters until the bloodshed in Gaza stops and they live in a free Palestine, with East Jerusalem as its capital, on the basis of the 1967 borders," he added.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the situation in Gaza

Erdogan expressed the deep emotional impact of the situation in Gaza since October 7th. He highlighted the general concern, not just within Turkey but globally, about the humanitarian crisis growing there. Erdogan emphasized the severity of the violence, mentioning the deliberate targeting of essential civilian infrastructure such as hospitals, schools, churches, and mosques. This deliberate destruction goes against the principles of humanitarian law, further deepening the suffering of the people in Gaza.

The current situation doesn't promise the emergence of peace, at least not in the near future. Erdogan isn't the only leader speaking out loudly and clearly about the chaos in Palestine. Several other world leaders have done the same. However, to fully succeed in stopping the war and conflict, leaders worldwide must be willing and open to change and have a desire to halt the war.

Erdogan also reacted yesterday to the deaths of three sons and grandchildren of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh. Erdogan offered support to the Hamas leader, emphasizing that Israel would be held accountable for such actions. Haniyeh revealed that he still intends to fight for the freedom of his people, prioritizing it in his life. Israel still intends to stop and destroy Hamas. This is a goal they are not willing to easily abandon.

We hope that this conflict will not escalate further and that there will finally be an end to this conflict, which brings no good to anyone.