Erdogan Reiterates Support for Palestine in Call with President Mahmoud Abbas

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reaffirmed his solidarity with Palestine during a phone call with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, emphasizing that Israel will face consequences for its actions in Gaza, as reported by Türkiye’s Communications Director Fahrettin Altun.

In an interview with TRT Haber on Friday, Altun shared details of the phone call, highlighting Erdogan’s strong stance against Israel’s actions in Gaza.

President Erdogan reiterated Türkiye’s unwavering commitment to standing against Israel’s “barbaric attacks” on Gaza, assuring President Abbas that Israel will be held accountable for its actions.

Altun emphasized President Erdogan’s characterization of Israel as a “terrorist state,” underscoring Israel’s reliance on terror and genocide to maintain its existence.

The communication director’s remarks came in the wake of Israeli tank fire targeting journalists in the Nuseirat refugee camp, including those from TRT Arabi. TRT cameraperson Sami Shehadeh was gravely injured, losing his leg in the attack, which eyewitnesses claimed was a deliberate targeting by the Israeli army.

During the call with President Abbas, Erdogan emphasized the urgent need for a ceasefire in Gaza, advocating for the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions.

President Erdogan also called for unity among all Palestinian factions to confront Israel’s actions collectively.

Altun highlighted Israel’s continued oppressive policies dating back to 1948, criticizing Tel Aviv for disregarding international warnings and demands.

He emphasized Türkiye’s longstanding support for the Palestinian cause since 2002, asserting that without Türkiye’s advocacy, Israel’s actions would have been even more severe.

Altun pledged Türkiye’s ongoing efforts to expose Israel’s actions to the international community through TRT, Anadolu Agency, and other media organizations, reaffirming Türkiye’s commitment as a voice for justice for Palestine on the global stage.