Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country is ready to be a guarantor for the Gaza Strip.
Turkish authorities have decided to recall their ambassador to Israel, Shakir Ozkan Torun, for consultations. The Turkish Foreign Ministry announced this on Saturday, November 4.
“Due to the humanitarian tragedy that has occurred in the Gaza Strip due to the fact that the Israeli side continues to attack civilians, does not agree to calls for a cease-fire and does not allow uninterrupted and continuous that flow of humanitarian aid, it was decided. to recall our Ambassador to Tel Aviv Shakir Ozkan Torunlar to Ankara for consultations,” the statement said.
In this regard, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country is ready to be a guarantor for the Gaza Strip if this situation arises, Anadolu reported.
According to him, Ankara has been constantly talking about the issues of guarantees since the beginning of the escalation of the conflict between Hamas and Israel, so it is ready to do such a mission.
“Greece can be a guarantor country in Cyprus, Great Britain can be a guarantor country, and why shouldn’t Turkey be a guarantor country, why not create a similar structure in Gaza? So that we can get the role of a guarantor country,” Erdogan said.
He believes that Ankara should take a leading role in the issue of a guarantor in the Gaza Strip, adding that “this is a development that will shape history, the present and the future.”
Erdogan also said he attaches great importance to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit planned to be held in Saudi Arabia to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and initiatives aimed at a ceasefire.
Earlier, Erdogan said that Hamas militants are not terrorists. He called on other countries to apply pressure to “bring the State of Israel back to its senses.”
Erdogan later called Israel an “occupier.” After that, Israeli diplomats left Turkey.
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