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By: Faheem Anwar

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has raised serious criticism against international institutions, accusing them of failing to address the ongoing Gaza crisis. In a recent statement, Erdogan lamented the weak response from global organizations, asserting that they have “failed once again” in addressing the dire situation in Gaza.

Erdogan openly condemned Western countries, particularly for their alleged provision of ammunition support to Israel. He squarely blamed them for exacerbating the devastation in Gaza, which he described as the “world’s largest graveyard for children and women.” Erdogan’s remarks highlight the deepening rift between Turkey and Western nations over their handling of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Despite admitting the shortcomings of the Islamic world in responding to the crisis, Erdogan reiterated Turkey’s unwavering support for Palestinians in Gaza. He underscored Türkiye’s commitment to standing by the Palestinian people during these turbulent times.

The Gaza crisis, stemming from the Israeli offensive launched since October 7, 2023, has inflicted significant casualties and destruction, predominantly among women and children. The conflict has led to the displacement of a large portion of Gaza’s population and caused extensive damage to vital infrastructure.

Israel now faces accusations of genocide at the International Court of Justice, with an interim ruling issued in January urging the cessation of genocidal acts and the provision of humanitarian assistance to civilians in Gaza. Erdogan’s strong condemnation adds to the mounting international pressure on Israel to halt its military actions and seek a peaceful resolution to the longstanding conflict.

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