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Türkiye denies allegations of collaboration with Israel, affirming support for Palestinians

Türkiye denies allegations of collaboration with Israel, affirming support for Palestinians
By Yagiz Efe Parmaksiz
Mar 27, 2024 12:27 AM

Turkish National Defense Ministry denies any military training, exercises, or defense industry cooperation with Israel, citing its unwavering support for Palestine

In response to recent allegations suggesting cooperation with Israel, particularly in defense-related matters, Türkiye firmly denied any such collaboration on Tuesday, citing its unwavering support for Palestine.

“It is not possible for the Republic of Türkiye, which has always supported Palestine, to carry out or engage in any activity that would harm the Palestinians,” stated the country’s National Defense Ministry.

“The National Defense Ministry does not have any activities with Israel, including military training, exercises, and defense industry cooperation,” the ministry emphasized.

Furthermore, Türkiye condemned Israel’s ongoing acts of violence in the Gaza Strip, targeting hospitals, schools, places of worship, refugee camps, and civilians, stating that such actions continue “without discrimination.”

“Since the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip on October 7 and long before, Türkiye has been unwavering in its support for Palestine,” the ministry added.

The assault, initiated in response to a cross-border attack by Hamas, resulted in nearly 1,200 casualties, according to the initial article.

Since then, at least 32,414 Palestinians have been killed, and 74,787 others have been injured, accompanied by extensive destruction and shortages of necessities.

Despite international efforts to broker a ceasefire, Israel has continued its military offensive in Gaza. The UN Security Council recently passed a resolution urging an immediate cessation of hostilities during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. However, Israel rejected the resolution and vowed to persist in its campaign against the Palestinian enclave.

“The Israeli war, now in its 172nd day, has pushed 85% of Gaza’s population into internal displacement amid acute shortages of food, clean water, and medicine,” the initial article stated. “Sixty percent of the enclave’s infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed,” it added, citing UN reports.

Source: AA

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