ürkiye calls out Western hypocrisy on Ukraine and Gaza

44ürkiye calls out Western hypocrisy on Ukraine and Gaza

By supporting Israel, the West has “squandered” its popularity, FM Hakan Fidan says

The West has misplaced any proper to talk about ideas and morality by taking one place on Ukraine and the whole reverse on Gaza, Turkish Overseas Minister Hakan Fidan stated on Wednesday.

Talking at a press convention in Ankara, Fidan addressed points corresponding to the present battle in Gaza, the latest Israeli escalation in Lebanon, and the Yemeni blockade of the Crimson Sea.

“What occurred in Gaza has brought on the West and Europeans to abruptly lose all their popularity and all of the credit score they’d accrued. They’ve spent all their credit score within the eyes of humanity, and particularly our technology,” Fidan instructed reporters. “It received’t be straightforward for them to get it again.”

The Turkish overseas minister additionally described the distinction between the West’s place on Gaza and its official stance on the Ukraine battle as “peak hypocrisy.”

“They’ll’t speak about ideas, advantage and morality [when] they utterly ignore them,” Fidan stated. “I see that every one of that is paving the way in which for an enormous geostrategic rupture.”

Whereas the US and different Western nations have supplied “unconditional assist” to Israel, Russia and China are “in a special place,” Fidan stated, noting that “the equation within the area has advanced.”

Türkiye and a number of other different Muslim nations within the area have arrange a ‘contact group’ to coordinate their coverage on the battle and pursue a peaceable answer in Gaza, Fidan reminded reporters.

His feedback come a day after Ankara introduced the arrests of 33 folks suspected of spying for Israel and issued warrants for 13 extra suspected Mossad brokers.

Final week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as “worse than Hitler,” accusing him of finishing up the genocide of Palestinians in Gaza.

Netanyahu declared battle on Hamas after the Gaza-based Palestinian group attacked Israel on October 7, killing an estimated 1,200 Israelis and taking 240 captive. Nearly 22,000 Palestinians have since been killed by Israeli forces, in keeping with the Gaza Well being Ministry.

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