Türkiye, US reach agreement to guarantee uninterrupted humanitarian aid delivery to Gaza

Foreign Minister Fidan said bombing of civilian targets, infrastructure is unacceptable

Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meet in Ankara on November 6, 2023.

Türkiye and the US on Monday reached an agreement to ensure continuous delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza, which has been the target of the ongoing attacks by the Israeli army from multiple fronts since Oct. 7

During their meeting, Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed the latest developments in the besieged Gaza Strip and bilateral relations.

No official statement was made

There was no official statement after the meeting, but, according to the sources, Fidan emphasized to his US counterpart the necessity of preventing Israel from targeting civilians, displacing people in Gaza and urging for an immediate and comprehensive cease-fire.

Both sides confirmed their consensus on the importance of preventing harm to civilians and ensuring the continuous and uninterrupted delivery of humanitarian aid, the insiders said, adding that “the meeting also highlighted the importance of working together for a two-state solution.”

Ankara says attacks on Gaza are unacceptable

Fidan stressed that the bombing of civilian targets and infrastructure in Gaza is unacceptable.

More than 11,300 people have been killed in the conflict, including at least 9,770 Palestinians and nearly 1,600 Israelis.

Besides the large number of casualties and massive displacements, basic supplies are running low for Gaza’s 2.3 million residents due to the Israeli siege.

Both ministers also discussed NATO’s expansion process within the framework of Sweden’s membership, along with bilateral and regional issues, the sources said.

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