Erdogan Launches ‘Joint Global Initiative on Gaza’

Turkish President Recep Tayyp Erdogan. (Photo: Kremlin, via Wikimedia Commons)

Turkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan intends to launch a joint global initiative to resolve the crisis in the besieged Gaza Strip. 

According to the Hurriyet newspaper, this follows statements made by Erdogan during a meeting of the executive committee of Turkiye’s ruling Justice and Development Party on November 7.

“I will call each of the world leaders, negotiate with them, and meet with them if necessary. I intend to launch a joint global initiative on Gaza with leaders, presidents and prime ministers,” Hurriyet quoted Erdogan as saying.  

Erdogan emphasized the importance of securing an immediate ceasefire in Gaza as well as putting an end to Israel’s actions in the enclave.

The Turkish president plans to launch his initiative after the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Saudi Arabia this weekend.

Erdogan repeatedly called on Israel to stop its ongoing attacks on Gaza.

“The continuously increasing and intensified Israeli bombardments directed towards Gaza have once again targeted women, children, and innocent civilians, deepening the ongoing humanitarian crisis,” Erdogan wrote on X on October 28, as Israel intensified its military operations in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Israel has, thus far, killed over 10,812 – including 4,412 children and 2,918 women – and wounded 26,905. Palestinian Ministry of Health reports and international organizations say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

Despite a massive Israeli military buildup around the Gaza borders and sporadic infiltrations on the outskirts of the besieged Strip, Palestinian Resistance continues to repel Israeli attacks.

To justify its military failure, the Israeli army continues to pound civilian homes throughout the Gaza Strip with new massacres reported everywhere in the besieged enclave.

Gaza has been under a tight Israeli military siege since 2007, following a democratic election in occupied Palestine, the results of which were rejected by Tel Aviv and Washington. 


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