“We value regional support and safeguards for solutions. It will be impossible to end the cycle of violence in the region without addressing deep-rooted historical injustices,” he said. “
Turkey has advocated and defended a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict since its establishment. Palestinians have long had territorial rights. Fidan has previously accused Israel of stealing Palestinian land. Ankara also called for an end to the so-called “illegal settler terror” Doctrine”.
Fidan briefed the Planning and Budget Committee on the work of his department, saying that Turkey has been working hard to launch a new round of work to ensure the rights of civilians. October 7. “Israeli cruelty has left Palestine The situation of the people turned into a humanitarian tragedy. Israeli attacks killed at least 12,000 Palestinians and injured more than 30,000. At least 3,750 people are missing. Two-thirds of those who died were women, children and the elderly. We never accept attacks against civilians and have made clear since the beginning of the crisis that civilians must be protected at all costs. “We cannot remain silent about the collective attacks on hospitals, schools and mosques in the name of destroying Hamas,” Fidan said.
As its diplomatic influence continues to grow, Turkey is working to mobilize the international community to help the ongoing The suffering Palestinians. Trapped in the Gaza Strip under Israeli bombing. While calling for an immediate ceasefire, Ankara stressed a permanent solution to the problem, namely the establishment of a fully independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
“We are determined to ensure lasting peace.” “The only solution is the establishment of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders,” he said. Israel has no internationally recognized borders because it violates those approved by the United Nations in 1967 and has been expanding its illegal settlements into Palestinian territory for decades.
Fidan said attacks on civilians continued in Israel and engaged in heavy diplomatic traffic to end the massacre and de-escalate tensions. Turkey had taken steps to normalize relations with Israel before Oct. 7, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu weeks before the conflict broke out. Relations at all levels appeared to have come to a temporary standstill when Erdogan, an ardent supporter of the Palestinian cause, later announced that he was shelving plans to visit Israel. Recently, Erdogan described Israel as a terrorist state.
The Foreign Minister stated that President Erdogan has been in contact with many leaders, including the Israeli and Palestinian presidents, and recently attended emergency meetings of the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) regarding the ongoing Event conflict. Fidan said: “The message from the summit is clear: stop Israeli attacks and implement a two-state solution immediately.”
Regarding the West’s support for Israel, Fidan said that the West has now “lost its moral advantage.” (* )) “But what is important is the collective response of countries in the region to Israel,” he explained.
Turkey deplores Israel’s continued support, especially from the United States, while conveniently ignoring what Ankara says is Gaza’s war crimes. “The blood of Gaza’s murdered children is now a stain on those who provide weapons, ammunition and intelligence to Israel. Hundreds of children are killed by bombs every day, but not a single person from the EU to the United States who claims to defend human rights says a word.” President Erdogan said on November 15: “Israel is killing journalists and their families while covering the Israeli Holocaust, but this is not reported by the international media. “
Fidan said this is as shameful and horrific as the ongoing attacks by Israel, seeing how Western countries with influence over Israel remain silent and unconditionally support Israel in the face of atrocities in Gaza. He said: “This will provide paves the way for further crises and could lead to unpredictable alliances. “
Evacuation and Assistance
Turkey continues to facilitate the evacuation of 983 citizens and their relatives from Gaza through Egypt’s Rafah border crossing,” Fidan said. Fidan reiterated that the evacuation of 170 citizens and their relatives has been ensured so far. He It was also mentioned that as the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has lasted for more than a month, Turkey has dispatched 11 aircraft to Egypt to provide humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians. Turkey has delivered a total of 666 tons of aid to Egypt, including one last Saturday. A ship loaded with field hospital supplies, ambulances and generators to treat civilians fleeing Israel’s relentless attacks on the Hamas resistance enclave.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced on social media on Sunday night that 61 Palestinian patients and 49 caregivers have been transferred from Gaza to Egypt. Patients who will stay overnight at El-Arish Hospital will be flown to Ankara.
“Treat every A patient from Gaza is our duty to our brothers and to the wounded conscience of humanity, “said the minister. (* ) We. Support for the PKK
Hakan Fidan also spoke about counter-terrorism efforts, in particular It is an effort targeting the YPG, the Syrian branch of the PKK terror group, which is openly supported by the United States.Fidan said their top priority in Syria is to eliminate the terrorist threats posed by the PKK/YPG and ISIS.
“Unfortunately, some countries continue to support the PKK/YPG under the pretext of fighting ISIS. We have repeatedly said this is a strategic mistake,” he said. “
“We have repeatedly said that they should take concrete measures to correct their wrong stance on issues that directly affect our national security,” he said.
Fidan said , however, he added that they continue to cooperate on many regional and international issues in which Turkey and the United States share common interests.
Turkey’s relations with the European Union
Regarding Turkey’s relations with the European Union, in recent months, Fidan said that in the face of geopolitical challenges, both sides should develop a concrete and positive agenda.
“Turkey adheres to its goal of joining the EU and pursues constructive policies to improve cooperation and development. “Dialogue in all areas. Nonetheless, we occasionally find that the EU lacks strategic vision, as is the case with the European Commission’s Turkey Report 2023. “The challenges we currently face demonstrate that Turkey’s relationship with the EU is too strategic to be Reduced to the narrow pursuit of interests of some member states,” he said.